Fire destroys houses; cattle killed in Palamu
About two dozen houses were burnt while 20 animals killed at Shravan Kala village under Pipara block under Harihargunj Police Station area of the Palamu district today.
After receiving the information, Chatarpur SDO Ranjit Kumar Lal and Pipara BDO Vijay Kumar visited the spot.
The SDO has directed to prepare a detailed list regarding the losses suffered by the villagers so that they can be adequately compensated.
Meanwhile, police said that villagers saw flames rising from a house in the afternoon which soon spread to other houses and also engulfed about 20 cattle in its flames.
Two hours after the incident, fire brigade rushed to the spot from Daltongunj after which only the flames could be completely put out.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)