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Lumbini: A fire at a business area, known as Delta Complex, in Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City-8 has caused Rs 500 million plus in damage as per the preliminary estimates. However, the officials are working to confirm the total damages caused due to the fire.

The fire on Thursday night was controlled at 2:00 am on Friday, some eight hours after the fire began. 

The entire property was gutted in the fire that broke out in a four-story building constructed with a metal structure. 

With the fire, stationery shops, readymade garments of students, sports materials, shoe shops and groceries were gutted to cinder.  

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bijay Raj Pandit of the Area Police Office, Butwal, said that the entire shops’ goods were damaged in the fire at the business complex at Milanchowk in the city. 

Altogether 13 fire brigades from Butwal, Debdaha, Sainamaina, Siddharthanagar and several other local levels and others were mobilized to douse the fire.