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Massive fire broke out in Assam’s Anglong district, many shops and houses gutted

A massive fire broke out in the Lahorijan area near Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the Assam-Nagaland border. According to the information, a large number of houses and shops have been gutted in the fire.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Karbi Anglong (Assam): In a tragic incident, A massive fire broke out in the Lahorijan area near Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the Assam-Nagaland border. According to information, a large number of houses and shops have been gutted in the fire. The fire brigade vehicle is busy in extinguishing the fire after reaching the spot.

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In June this year, another fire in a massive scale broke out in Assam’s Karbi Anglong West district in which properties worth several lakh rupees were gutted, police said.

Earlier, a group of villagers from Meghalaya vandalized and torched a forest department office in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam. The violence had erupted after the police stopped a truck carrying timber in the early hours of Tuesday. It is reported that six people were killed.

Giving details, Police of Karbi Anglong West district said the incident took place in the Jengkha Bazar area in Assam and several shops and business establishments were damaged in the fire incident. Later, locals and fire tenders managed to bring the flame under control.

According to media reports, the villagers had left before the security personnel reached the spot. Following reports of attacks on vehicles from Assam in Meghalaya, the Assam Police had asked vehicle owners to avoid going to the neighboring state citing security reasons. Police personnel put up roadblocks at various points to enter Meghalaya from Assam, including in Guwahati and Cachar district, asking people not to take vehicles registered in Assam to the hill state.

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