Crime

Fire in Balasore village; 20 houses, 7 cattle burnt

Balasore: Properties worth lakhs of rupees and seven numbers of cattle were burnt as a fire engulfed 20 houses in Roshanigaon Basashai under Soro area in Balasore district late on Tuesday night.

The houses, cattle and properties burnt in the blaze belonged to seven families of the village.

Though exact reason behind spread of fire was yet to be known, fire brigades rushed to the village and doused the blaze after being informed by villagers, said reports.

Villagers have demanded immediate assistance from the district administration as families have lost dresses and food grains besides properties.

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