Loss worth around Rs 30 million occurred in a massive fire that engulfed 55 houses at Ramnagar Bhutaha VDC, Itahari on Monday.
The inferno that broke out from a bonfire started at the cowshed of a local to keep the mosquitoes away had spread through the houses fueled by winds prevailing in the area.
Property and houses belonging to 19 local Muslim families were destroyed in the blaze. According to police, Nepali Congress Bhutaha Ramnagar VDC president Sarauddhin Miyan lost property to the tune of about Rs 5 million, including Rs 1 million cash in the incident, according to media reports. nepalnews.com