80 Lakhs Worth Market Shed Gutted in Kheroni

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KHERONI, April 13: As many as 11 weekly market shed worth about 80 lakhs were gutted in Kheroni, West Karbi Anglong at around 8:00 pm on Friday night.

The incident happened 500 meters away from Kheroni Police station. It was reported that a burning flame suddenly rose from one particular shed and within minutes spread over to the other sheds. Fire brigade from Lanka was called upon but they could not reach in time to save the sheds from burning flames due to far distance. According to local residents, it was reported that electric short circuit might be the cause of fire.