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Children saved from devastating fire


Agartala, October 27, 2017: A huge fire damaged a large portion of an orphanage in Agartala city on Friday evening. Fire tenders doused fire and rescued children safe from the centre. 

An official said they were yet to conclude on cause of fire first noticed at 6pm. “It could be from kitchen or electricity fault, but we are not exactly sure at this point of time”, he said.

Police said office bearers of ‘Shrestha Adoption Agency’ which runs the centre at Abhoynagar locality would be questioned to know if they put in place fire safety and emergency measures.

A large portion of the orphanage was damaged in the fire. No inmate was hurt.

Senior fire service, district administration and police officials are currently visiting the orphanage. District administration is arranging makeshift arrangement to shelter the inmates.