Fire damages huge portion of Roing market in Arunachal Pradesh

GUWAHATI:  At least 35 shops have been gutted in a major fire that razed about one-fourth of Roing market in Arunachal Prdaesh.

At least 20 families have been rendered homeless though casualty has been reported till now. The district administration has opened up the government Circuit House and the Anchal Samiti hall at Roing where eleven families consisting of fifty-one members have been given accommodation with food. Immediate relief materials like tarpaulin, bedding, drinking water have been provided, an official source informed.

Immediate monetary relief as relief has been provided to all the victim families by the administration as per norms.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed grief and concern over the huge fire  at Roing that devoured a major section of Middle Market Line of the township.

Khandu expressed gratitude to the Indian Army, Central Paramilitary Forces, Assam Police Fire Services and Border Roads Organization for assisting the State Police in battling the raging inferno.

The district administration informed that the fire that started around 8.15 pm Tuesday could be contained after fire fighting operations throughout  the night.

Two fire fighting trucks from Chapakhowa in Assam, one from Tezu, two from Roing fire service and three tankers from BRO and one from PHED were pressed into service to douse the spreading fire.

The administration has constituted an assessment committee with a Circle Officer as chairman and the DySP, DDMO and DFCSO as members. The committee will submit its assessment report by Thursday.

Meanwhile, Defence sources informed that timely and gallant action by the troops of the Chowkham Battalion of the DAO Division of the Army averted a major fire accident on the night of July 31 at Roing market. The fire engulfed the major portion of the market in no time..






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