ASKA: The fire victims of Rudhapadar under Jagannathprasad tehsil were provided polythene sheets and financial assistance on Monday. A major fire had rendered 53 families homeless, the previous day.
The fire had engulfed 75 rooms and property worth
` 35 lakh. Fire tenders from Bhanjanagar took four hours to douse the flames for lack of water.
Two persons also were injured while trying to extinguish the fire.
Rural Development Minster Bikram Kesari Arukh along with Bhanjanagar Sub-Collector N Tirumala Nayak had rushed to the village and promised financial help to the victims, on Sunday. They were provided cooked food in the evening.