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Scores of people injured, cows dead in Nepal fire

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Scores of people were injured and 42 cows charred to death when a major fire tore through a cattle farm in Nepal, police said.

The fire broke out at the farm yesterday at around 11 am (local time) due to electric short circuit. It took around two hours to personnel from Police and the Army, backed by locals, to douse the fire, they said.

Many people who were also in the farm were injured.

The farm in Gokarneshwor Municipality, seven kilometre east of Kathmandu had a total of 122 cows and at least 42 of them died in the incident Other 53 cows have sustained serious injuries, according to the police.

According to the owner of the firm property worth Rs 70 million was destroyed in the blaze.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 19:22 IST