SILCHAR, JUNE 12: Five houses of a single family were gutted in a major fire at Patharkandi constituency of Karimganj district on Thursday evening.
According to sources, even as there were no casualties reported so far, the affected houses belonging to Jadav Sinha, Madhav Sinha, Projapati Sinha, Soroj Sinha and Bidya Sinha, residents of Tinnokhal near National Highway under Burunga GP of the constituency have been damaged.
Cylinder explosion is suspected to be the cause of the fire breakout.
Meanwhile, local MLA Krishnendu Paul rushed to the spot to meet the fire victims and extended immediate financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to the families. The legislator has also asked the Circle Officer to take appropriate and urgent action for further aid to the families.