Sarlahi fire: On Saturday evening, a fire broke out in a Dalit settlement of Harkatha in Dhankaul Rural Municipality-5 of Sarlahi district, destroying 13 houses.
The fire has resulted in a loss of approximately Rs 2.6 million.
Arabinda Prasad Kushwaha, 35, was injured when a gas cylinder kept inside the house caught fire, according to the District Police. Madhav Prasad Budhathoki, Sarlahi Police Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendent of Police stated that the thatched-roof was completely gutted, leaving 13 Dalit families stranded, with all of their belongings, including food and clothes, burned inside the house.
Locals Pradip Hazari, Rambali Pasman, Tahir Hazari, Sheetal Hazari, Jeevan Hazari, Bhikhari Pasman, Ram Vishwas Hazari, Bikau Pasman, Nannad Kishor Pasman, Gagan Hazari, Sarpalal Hazari, Ramnath Hazari, and Bhumeshwar Sah Kanu’s houses were destroyed. The origin of the fire could not be determined.
The fire was extinguished with the assistance of Malangwa and Hariwan Municipality fire engines, as well as security personnel and locals, according to police.