Assam Northeast

35 houses gutted in Jorhat amid Chhath puja celebration

At least 35 houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at Horijon colony in upper Assam’s Jorhat district on Saturday.

Sources said no injuries have been reported so far in the fire. The fire broke out at 6:00 am on Saturday when people were out for Chhath puja.

According to information, three to four cylinders exploded in the residents, when the people were out at the ghaat to perform Chhath puja.

The fire, which occurred at Horijon colony in Jorhat’s Raja Maidan area, rendered several families homeless as their houses were destroyed in the blaze.

Jorhat district administration set up two relief camps at Still Bharati High School and Harijan LP School after the devastating fire.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni Korati said, “A big disaster has been averted due to timely intervention. At least 30 families have been affected and primary assessment is going on. The people had gone out to celebrate Chhath Puja and due to that many lives were saved. The fire was likely triggered by a charger light,”.

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