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Fire gutts Dadgiri Bazar in Chirang

Kokrajhar:  A massive fire has gutted  at Dadgiri Bazar along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chiang district.

The fire broke out  due to cylinder explosion at a hotel that engulfed to the nearby shops. 11 shops were destroyed in the fire.

The incident took place by 3.30 am in the early morning on Saturday.

The gutted shops includ rice shops ,crocery and few saloons.

Nearly 7 lakhs worth of properties reportedly destroyed in the fire.

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