Immediate Relief Announced for Fire Affected
Friday, 11 November 2005, 3:25
Dharamshala: As a token of immediate relief, the Central Tibetan Administration has announced Rs. 7,500/- each to the families affected by the fire that broke out yesterday at Jodhpur’s Tibetan sweater market.
Speaking to TibetNet, Home Secretary Tsering Dhondup said that the Welfare Officer at Delhi has been assigned to visit the place and assess the situation.
Nearly 17 Tibetan shops in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, were gutted by fire yesterday.
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 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.
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.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)