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Arunachal Pradesh: ITBP rescues over 100 civilians as massive fire breaks out in Dirang town

There have been no reports of any casualties so far and as per the twitter handle of ITBP, property 'worth lakhs' was saved from being destroyed. Also, the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 27, 2018 10:18:57 pm
fire in Arunachal pradesh's dirang town There have been no reports of any casualties so far. (Source: ITBP)

Over 100 civilians were rescued by Indo-Tibetan Border Police after a massive fire razed around 30 houses and shops in Dirang town in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. Rescue operations are underway in the affected area. There have been no reports of any casualties so far and as per the twitter handle of ITBP, property ‘worth lakhs’ was saved from being destroyed. Also, the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh took to twitter to assure  relief and rehabilitation to the affected people. “There was a massive fire at Dirang market area in Arunachal Pradesh. Local people, Police, ITBP & SSB Troops made all out efforts to save the lives. Will do everything for relief and rehabilitation,” tweeted Rijiju.

fire in Arunachal pradesh More than 100 civilians have been rescued by ITBP personnel while firefighting and rescue operations continue in the affected area (Source: ITBP) There have been no reports of any casualties so far and as per the twitter handle of ITBP, property ‘worth lakhs’ was saved from being destroyed. Also, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. (Source: ITBP)

(This is a developing story; more details awaited)

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First published on: 27-01-2018 at 10:08:09 pm

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