Guwahati: One woman died after a massive fire broke out in the Bhangagarh area of Guwahati on Saturday afternoon.
According to reports, the fire erupted as a result of cylinder blast. The incident occurred after several cylinders exploded at Narakasur Pahar area in Bhangagarh this afternoon.
Many houses have been burnt down to ashes due to the rousing flame and properties worth lakhs of rupees have been destroyed.
One woman was severely injured in the incident. She later succumbed to her injuries. However, the woman’s identity has not been identified as of now.
Fire tenders had reached the spot after the incident and are currently engaged in dousing the inferno. The city police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are also conducting rescue operations.
However, the locals have alleged that the firefighting team had reached late at the spot.