Fire claims 1, guts property worth Rs 1.5 m

INARUWA, March 6: A person died and property worth Rs 1.5 million was gutted when a fire broke out at Madhuban-7, Shukrabare of Sunsari last night.

The deceased is identified as Dhanmaya Giri of Indrenipur-9, Khotang, said Police Inspector at the Sunsari District Police Office Santosh Pokharel. The fire has completely gutted the house of Nirmala Khatiwada, a local, police said.

The fire caused loss worth Rs 1.5 million as it turned into ashes the grains, clothes, jewelries and cash, said the district police sources.

Locals and security personnel joined their hands to douse the fire.