FIRE GUTS FIVE HOUSES IN HAA

Business Bhutan - - Money -

A fire in Kibri, Haa, razed five tra­di­tional houses to ground on Septem­ber 27; how­ever, no ca­su­al­ties were re­ported. Though the cause of the fire is not known, the res­i­dents sus­pect a short cir­cuit.There were about 15 peo­ple in­side the houses when it caught fire. Res­i­dents said the fire started from the house at the end of the lane. Works and hu­man set­tle­ment min­is­ter, Dorji Cho­den and home min­is­ter Dawa Gyelt­shen were at the site of the in­ci­dent. Ly­onpo Dorji Cho­den, the of­fi­ci­at­ing prime min­is­ter handed over a semso of Nu 10,000 each to the house­holds from the Of­fice of the Gyalpoi Zim­pon. Four houses were in­sured.

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