Fire Destroys 17 Tibetan Shops in Jodhpur, No Fatal Injury Reported
Friday, 11 November 2005, 3:02
Dharamshala: Nearly 17 Tibetan shops in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, were gutted by fire yesterday.
However, except for a few with minor burns, no fatal injury has occurred to any Tibetan, Yeshi Kesang, an executive member of the local Tibetan fraternity, told TibetNet on phone.
The cause of fire and the loss of property (expected to be in hundreds of thousands of rupees) has not been assessed as of now.
The Tibetan winter sweater market at Jodhpur has about 90 shops, with over 200 people.
The fire broke out yesterday at about 3 pm. It took six fire brigades about half an hour to reach the place, and another half hour to extinguish the blaze.
“Without them, the whole place would have been up in flames,” sighs Kesang.
As we went online, Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, also the Home Kalon of the Central Tibetan Administration, was discussing relief assistance with the Home Secretary Tsering Dhondup.
The outcome of the meeting will soon be posted online.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)