The Member of Parliament from East Arunachal HPC, Ninong Ering on Friday visited Mangnang village, where a devastating fire broke out around 11.30 am on Thursday. Seven dwelling houses were razed in the fire including a grain store with four shops, one rice mill.
The MP, who was in New Delhi on Thursday, arrived at Ruksin on emergency this morning leaving parliament session there.
“My health is pinched after hearing the news of major fire mishap in my area and I decided to come here leaving all programmes in the Parliament to help the victims. I have appraised the Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu on the matter and requested him for relief and rehabilitation from State government’s end”, said MP Ering.
The fire broke out from unknown sources and engulfed the kaccha houses within no time and burned all household properties and valuable ornaments into ashes and rendered seven families homeless.
An old man sustained a mild injury in the mishap but no casualty has been reported. Most of the family members went out to paddy field and orchards at the time of fire incident.
Fire tenders from Pasighat and Jonai of neighbouring Assam pressed into services, rushed to the spot and finally doused the fire, but it was too late to save anything of value.
The police from Ruksin PS, Ruksin Circle Officer and Deputy Commissioner of East Siang have visited the spot and taken stock of the loss and damages caused by fire. But, actual loss and damage is not yet assessed by the authority concerned.
The East Siang Christian Forum of Pasighat led by Dr Kabit Ratan also met fire victim families and donated cash of Rs 1,000 to each helpless family.
Besides these, many local leaders, relatives and wellwishers of the victims are visiting the affected families, who are taking shelter in a temporary tent house at Sille river bank near Mangnang.
This is third major fire mishap during last couple on months in the district. In another fire incident occurred at 3-Mile area near Pasighat town in East Siang on December 11 last, a dwelling house was completely gutted and made the family homeless.
Earlier too, a massive fire destroyed 34 grocery and vegetable outlets at Pasighat APMC market in broad day-light early this month, while inferno devoured 8 dwellings at Mongku village near the town on November 30 this year