Three food stalls, three clothing shops gutted by fire in Churachandpur market

Materials worth more than Rs 60 lakh were destroyed in the fire.


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Three food stalls and three traditional clothing shops at Tuibong Bazaar in Churachandpur were gutted in a fire that broke out around 1:30 am Friday. Materials worth more than Rs 60 lakh were destroyed in the fire.

According to the Manipur Fire Service, Sub-Station Churachandpur, the information about the incident was received at 2:32 am through their official helpline number. Soon after, a team rushed to the spot of fire incident assisted by Moirang Fire Brigade team at around 3:30 am as one of the vehicles of the sub-station got malfunctioned.

The team doused the fire at around 6 am with additional help from the water tanker provided by BSF/STC and Churachandpur police.

Reportedly, no one was injured in the fire incident. However, the ground floor of the building owned by one DP Haokip was fully destroyed after a gas cylinder exploded at the adjacent food stall run by a tenant of the building. The fire is suspected to have occurred due to electrical short circuit.

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First Published:April 23, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

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