Brief Darjeeling News: Sad but true, a fire broke-out in the middle of Darjeeling town around 2:15 am during the night. Most of them were retail shops. Until now no casualties have been reported so far.
Fire in the middle of Darjeeling town. Photo copyright: Samuel Thomas
If you are a resident of Darjeeling town then you will know the reference I am doing here to do an exact location of the fire in Darjeeling: Two lines of Darjeeling shops devoured by the fire; a) The whole popular pharmacy line upto Dali stand (a few shops saved at the end of the line) and b) The whole of Hongkong Market besides Bata shoe shop upto where it ends near the steps leading to Dali stand (where legendary Mannan shop is located, all gone).
As to how this fire broke out in the middle of Darjeeling town is unknown at the moment.
A huge crowd of people from different areas in Darjeeling had gathered to put out the fire and lend a helping hand. Fire brigade vehicles lined up and thanks to the Army for extending their hands. The Army has always been helpful. Prayers and sympathies for all the shop owners who has incurred severe loses. Electricity has been cut off temporarily.Photos during the morning hours:
We are fine! My place is located quite far!