In another incident, some 200 homes were destroyed by fire in Odhara VDC [village development committee area] of Saptari District [also in southeastern Nepal]. Property worth millions has been destroyed in the fire. The damage occurred due to the strong winds which prevented timely control of the fire, police said.
Smaller incidents of fire have also been reported from other parts of Saptari, Bhaktapur, Ramgram of Nawalparasi and Dhading.
Originally published by Nepalnews.com website, Kathmandu, in English 12 Mar 09.
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