58 houses gutted in fire in Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: 58 houses were gutted in a massive fire at Tangnu village in Rohroo area here, rendering around 216 persons homeless and over a dozen cattle dead, officials said on January 16.

The fire took place in village Tangnu in Chirgaon tehsil of Rohroo, 140 kms from here, late last night, SP, Shimla DW Negi said. There was no casualty, he said.

The exact loss is yet to be assessed but is likely to run into crores of rupees, the officer said.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Rohroo, Anupam Thakur said ten sheeps and four cows perished in the fire and an immediate relief of Rs 40,000 has been provided to each family.

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