In a tragic incident, a six-room wooden house was gutted in a fire mishap at Tingting village in Yuksam West Sikkim and was burnt to ashes. The incident happened at around 5:p.m. in the Friday evening.
A house belonging to Shri Ugendra Chettri, a resident of Tingting village was gutted after a fire broke out and later engulfed the whole structure.
The incident happened when the family members had left for work. Locals tried to control the flames, but to no avail. All the materials in the house including important documents were gutted in the fire. Three gas cylinders kept in the house were also exploded in the fire. No loss of life was reported, but the house owner suffered heavy losses. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The team of police personnel and panchayats rushed to the spot immediately for rescue and doused the fire with the help of the locals.
Yuksam-Tashiding MLA-cum-Deputy Speaker Shri Sangay Lepcha also visited the spot and assured of help to the family. During the visit, the MLA was accompanied by Zilla Adakshya (Geyzing) Shri D.S. Limboo and concerned panchayats.
Shri Lepcha also extended financial assistance from his personal behalf to the family as an immediate relief and assured of all possible help from the state Government to the family.
Earlier, Yuksam-SDM Shri Tshering T. Bhutia, BDO Shri Samber Man Limboo also visited the site and made an assessment of the damage.