Fire breaks out in Lukla bazaar; 4 hotels gutted

By Chakra Karki

LUKLA, April 27 – A fire that broke out at a house here in Lukla bazaar Thursday morning has completely destroyed more than half a dozen houses, including four hotels.

The blaze that broke out at around 7:15 a.m. at the house of Pasang Tamang, a local resident of Lukla bazaar, completely destroyed four luxury resorts.

Police and local residents could bring the fire under control only at around 11:15 a.m.

According to the preliminary report, property worth Rs. 70 million was destroyed.

Sonam Lodge, South Cole Garden Lodge, Doreji Sherpa Garden Lodge and Pasang Lama’s lodge were completely destroyed in the fire.

Proprietor of Sonam Lodge claimed that Rs. 2 million in cash was brunt to ashes in the flame.

Similarly, Pasang Tamang claimed that Rs.1.8 million in cash was completely burnt in the fire.

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