Over 700 shops were gutted completely in a major incident of fire that broke out at the Naharlagun daily market in the early hours of Tuesday.
CM Khandu, while speaking on the incident said that he was “worried and upset” over the incident. He mentioned that he was constantly monitoring the rescue and relief operations following the incident.
He said, “Worried and upset about the damage caused to shops by Naharlagun fire. I have been monitoring relief and rescue operations since morning. Our government will extend every possible support to the affected people.”
“The cause of the fire is still not known and is under investigation,” added the Arunachal CM.
He further informed that senior government officials reached the spot and arranged for immediate relief for the local shopkeepers.
CM Khandu also said that the account numbers of the affected shopkeepers are being collected for relief distribution.
In addition, he informed that a relief camp has been set up at the Naharlagun government higher secondary school.
“Some shopkeepers were staying in their shops which have been burnt. They will be accommodated in relief camp,” he said.