Inferno destroys grocery shop, household items
KAKCHING, 22nd Sep: A grocery shop located at Kakching Ward number 7 has been destroyed beyond redemption when a fire broke out around 1:30 am Sunday.
The shop belonged to one Naorem Chidananda Singh (37) of Kakching Khunyai Leikai Heinoubam Mamang.
With the timely intervention by Kakching fire services personnel and locals the inferno was averted from spreading to adjoining structures.
Though cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, it destroyed two refrigerators, a flat TV, portable power generator, LPG cylinder, cosmetic and grocery items, furniture kept inside the shop building. The total loss is being estimated at Rs 7.13 lakh.
The inferno also completely destroyed a washing machine, plastic and water tank belonging to Chidananda’s neighbour identified as Naorem Hemanta Singh (43), apart from causing partial damage to the latter’s i-10 car and Dio two-wheeler.