50 houses razed in fire mishap in Odisha’s Choudwar

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Apr 24: 

A major fire that broke out in Belda village near Odisha’s Choudwar last night turned over 50 houses into ashes.

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Even though the damage to the property was extensive, no loss of life has been reported.

Fire Department personnel were pressed into service; however, it took more than two hours to contain the fire.

According to a villager, the fire started from a thatched house in the evening and spread to the entire village within a short span aided by a gas cylinder blast in another house.

Cuttack Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra visited the village to take stock of the situation and has announced relief for three days for the victims.

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