SIRAHA, Dec 01: Property worth around Rs 20 million were damaged after a fire gutted two garment shops in Golbazaar Municipality-4, Siraha, on Monday night.
The fire destroyed all the property housed inside two shops – Kanchan Vastralaya and Kishan Traders and Suppliers — including Rs 50,000 cash, claimed Lal babu Sah, proprietor of the Kanchan Vastralaya.
It has been suspected that a short-circuit caused the fire as all the shutters were closed at the time of the incident.
The fire has caused heavy damages to the two shops and although the two proprietors have claimed damage of over 20 million, police are still investigating the incident, informed Police Inspector Santosh Rai.
Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army and locals doused the fire with the help of fire trucks from Golbazaar, Mirchaiya and Lahan.