Dipak Mandal : “Two Dead, Four Injured in Biratnagar Scrap Godown Fire”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy Strikes as Fire Engulfs Scrap Godown in Biratnagar, Nepal

MORANG, Dec 7: A devastating fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a scrap godown located in Saatghumti, Biratnagar-7, claiming the lives of two individuals and leaving four others injured. The deceased have been identified as Dipak Mandal, 40, the owner of the scrap godown, and an unidentified person whose identity is yet to be ascertained, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office in Morang, Ranjan Kumar Dahal.

In addition to the fatalities, the incident also left Sushila Paswan, 65, Rita Sardar, 60, Kishor Paswan, 58, all residents of Biratnagar-6, and Pinky Kamat, 30, from Katahari Rural Municipality, critically injured. The injured victims were rushed to Neuro Hospital and Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar, where they are currently undergoing treatment. Both Sushila and Rita are said to be in critical condition.

The fire, which rapidly engulfed the scrap godown, required the combined efforts of six fire engines, police personnel, and local residents to bring it under control. Deputy Superintendent Dahal expressed gratitude for the swift response and collaborative efforts that helped minimize the extent of the damage caused by the inferno.

As investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing, officials have not yet determined the exact reason behind the incident. However, scrap godowns are known to be prone to fires due to the presence of highly combustible materials. Safety measures and precautions must be carefully adhered to in order to prevent such tragedies.

The loss of lives and injuries sustained in this tragic event have caused shockwaves throughout the community. Local authorities and concerned citizens are emphasizing the need for stricter safety regulations and greater vigilance to prevent similar incidents in the future. The devastating fire serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fire safety and the need for constant awareness and preparedness in order to protect lives and property.

The local community has rallied together to support the affected families and provide relief in the aftermath of this devastating incident. The government and non-governmental organizations have also stepped in to offer assistance, ensuring that the victims receive the necessary care and support during this difficult time.

As the investigation continues, it is hoped that the authorities will be able to shed light on the circumstances that led to this tragic fire. Efforts to prevent such incidents in the future will undoubtedly be intensified, with the aim of ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.

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