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Devastating fire in the city; 100 houses gutted

A devastating fire that broke out in Guwahati’s Machkhowa area on Sunday evening has reduced over 100 houses to ashes with properties worth lakhs of rupees burnt to black coal. The incident took place at Kolgoli area at around 6-30 in the evening. Immediate cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained. Minutes after fire broke out inside a small house, it took a devastating turn and engulfed adjacent houses. There were sounds of blasts of LPG cylinders heard in the area. Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot but by then over 100 houses had already been reduced to ashes. Over 500 people have been left homeless. Fire tenders are till working to bring the situation under control.
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