1.Fire Breaks Out At Shyam Brothers Line Darjeeling
Fire broke out at Shyam Brothers line in Darjeeling Town which initially engulfed two shops completely - Metro Book store and Dullaram have been burned down almost 80%. According to locals, the fire broke out at 2 AM and despite informing, the fire-brigade arrived late at the scene, after an hour to douse the flames.
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Residents of C-building which is near the P-building that caught fire in Darjeeling town today have alleged that they could not get out of their houses as someone had locked their door from outside. Residents claimed that they couldn't get out, until an individual broke his window and managed to get out and open everyone's door.
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Locals have alleged that the fire which engulfed P-building and parts of Metro bookstore line started from a furniture godown and spread rapidly. Even though locals fought the fire bravely with buckets of water, they could not help save these properties.
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Once again the fire tankers were without water in Darjeeling, and had it not been for the Municipal Chairman Mr. Amar Rai the fire would have become worse.
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Thanks to the timely intervention of local residents and Mr. Rai the flames are now under control.
With inputs from TheDC