Bhagalpur: A massive fire broke out in Bihar’s Bhagalpur city on Wednesday evening, leaving over 100 houses burnt to ashes. The incident took place in Sacchidanand colony falling under the Tilkamanjhi Police Station limits near the Bhagalpur airport. The cause of the fire is said to be a gas cylinder explosion, but no official statement has been made by the administration yet.
As soon as information about the incident was received, the fire brigade team reached the scene with six fire trucks and managed to control the fire after around five hours. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Dhananjay Kumar, who took stock of the situation, accompanied by police officials, said several dozen houses had been damaged in the incident.
According to the report, Congress MLA Ajit Sharma also reached the spot after the incident and assured the administration will soon give compensation to those who have suffered damage. He also stated that arrangements for their shelter and food would be made. City Mayor Dr Vasundhara Lal also reached the spot and spoke to the victims. She promised all possible help from the administration.
This is not the first such incident in Bhagalpur this week. On Wednesday morning, a massive fire broke out in the restaurant of Janata Dal (United) MLA Gopal Mandal’s son Ashish Mandal. The fire took place after a house caught fire behind the Housing Board colony in the Barari Police Station area. Due to this, six houses and the restaurant of the JD(U) MLA’s son were also completely burnt to ashes.
These incidents have raised serious concerns about fire safety measures in Bhagalpur and the need for better disaster management systems. It is crucial that the government takes proactive steps to ensure the safety of citizens and that necessary measures are in place to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.