More than 16 houses were gutted down to ashes leaving 22 families homeless at Dumporijo in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3.

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Fire broke out at Fisheries colony in Dumporijo at around 6am on June 3 damaging properties worth lakhs. MLA Panknga Bage said that although there was no casualty, properties worth lakhs were gutted.

Expressing sorrow over the unfortunate incident, chief minister Pema Khandu has directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the victims. He also sought a detailed report on the losses incurred with proper assessment so that adequate relief could be released from the state government as per the laid down norms.

He also called upon NGOs and general public to lend their helping hand and assistance to the victims during such trying times. While reiterating to be cautious, Khandu said occurrence of repeated fire accidents in the state is alarming. He appealed the people to be alert to avoid such unfortunate incidents and asked the district administration to impart precautionary trainings to the citizens.

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