4 of 5 houses claims insurance

Of the five households of Kabri village in Haa, whose homes were razed by a fire on 29th September four households were insured with the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan while one house, which did not have a gung, was not insured. This shows the importance of having a gung number at all times.

Two   households will receive insurance claim worth Nu 200,000, while other two households will receive Nu 800,000 and Nu 700,000 respectively.

According to the gup, temporary shelters have been arranged for the victims with help from gewog and dzongkhag officials. He also said that adequate supplies of food, warm clothing and other basic necessities have been provided to the members of the five households. The dzongkhag administration is also helping in arranging basic amenities for the families.

The gup said that investigations are still ongoing to find the cause of  fire.  “It is the time of the year when cases of fire outbreaks are very common in the country, I would to kindly urge every individual to be very careful,” advised the gewog gup.

The five houses immediately after the fire were provided a cash semso of Nu 10,000 from the office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon. It was handed to the victims by the officiating prime minister, Dorji Choden.

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay also visited the site and offered his consolation and support to the family of the victims. He expressed his gratitude to the Dzongda, Royal Bhutan Army, Royal Bhutan Police, Desuups, IMTRAT and all the other volunteers for the immediate help rendered in preventing the fire from spreading to other houses. The five houses razed were adjacent to one another, which made it difficult for the fire fighters to contain it on time.

The houses will also receive Kidu timber to build their houses.

Home Minister Dawa Gyeltshen was also present at the site of the incident. There were no human or livestock casualties in the fire which started at around 2 in the morning and was contained at around 11.30 A.M.

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