13 houses gutted in Gajapati village

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Gajapati: At least 13 houses were reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out at Labanyagada village under Goshani block of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district.

Although no loss of life has been reported in the mishap, properties worth lakhs were gutted.

According to sources, the fire broke out at a house and engulfed the neighbouring houses.

On being informed, fire service personnel reached the spot and doused the flames. The exact reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, sources said.

Community development officer and Revenue department officials reached the village and distributed relief to the victims. Members of various voluntary organisations also visited the village.

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