In an incident of devastating fire on Sunday, more than 16 houses were gutted rendering 22 families homeless at Fisheries Colony in Dumporijo under Upper Subansari district of Arunachal Pradesh, around 277 km from here.
The incident took place at 6 am. However, no casualty has been reported but property worth lakhs of rupees have been burnt to ashes as informed by legislator Panknga Bage.
Expressing deep sorrow at the unfortunate incident, Chief Minister Pema Khandu directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the victim families.
He also sought a detailed report on the losses incurred with proper assessment so that adequate relief could be released from the State Government as per the laid-down norms.
Khandu also called upon NGOs and general public to lend their helping hand and assistance to the victims.
While urging the people to be cautious, Khandu said occurrence of repeated fire incidents in the State is alarming. He appealed to the people of the State to be alert to avoid such unfortunate incidents and asked the district administration to impart precautionary trainings to the denizens.