SHILLONG |Jan 16, 2019:
A total number of 38 shops were gutted in a fire incident which took place at CTS Memorial Haat at Nongpoh on Tuesday night at around 11.30 pm.
Police informed that the fire started from the portion of the market where chickens were sold adding that fire in no time spread to other shops in the market.
The shops which were destroyed include those which sold ready garments, shoes and bettlenuts.
Police said that as per intitial estimates, the total damage will be around around 1 crore.
The police, fire tenders which were stationed at Byrnihat and Umiam had to rush to the spot to take stock of the fire.
The police finally managed to douse the fire till 3 am of Wednesday wee hours.