The night fire which was reportedly started from a hut owned by former Camp Secretary of Goldhap camp Ram Chandra Bastola of Beldangi-II Sector B/4, Hut Number 25, has gutted 54 huts. The actual cause of the mishap is being investigated by the local authority
According to Beldangi Camp Secretary, another 35 huts were destroyed while bringing the mishap under control. The fire broke out at 1:10 a.m. Friday morning.
The camp-based Armed Police Force (APF) and local residents brought the fire under control after a battle of over an hour, followed by four fire extinguishers from Damak, Itahari, Bhadrapur and Kakarvitta, Inspector Bijedra Rimal told the Bhutan News Service.
Around 250 displaced citizens have been talking sheltering in English Language School.
Representatives of various aid agencies and government authorities are reported to have reached the spot for releasing immediate relief package for the fire victims.
Unfortunately, former refugee camp Goldhap was twice turned into ashes in 2008 and 2011 in the same month of March.