Nov 21, Kathmandu- 43-year-old Tapan Pandit, who was seriously injured in a fire at a gold shop located in Urlabari-7, Morang, died on Tuesday morning during treatment.
The fire started suddenly at 10:30 pm on the night of 'Laxmi Puja' in the Sneha gold and silver shop run by local Deepak Karki in his own house. 28 people including four policemen and 24 locals who went to control the fire were injured. The injured were being treated at Kirtipur Burn Hospital in Kathmandu. Among the injured, 43-year-old Tapan Pandit of Urlabari-7 died today during treatment, Urlabari police said. Among the patients, eight are in critical condition and are being treated in the ICU.
According to Devendra Das, Police Inspector of Area Police Office, Urlabari, more than 34.1 million rupees have been lost due to the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed. A team headed by police inspector Das is investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Dig Bahadur Limbu met the relatives of the patients who were injured in the fire and are being treated. Minister Limbu has expressed his commitment that there will be no shortage of treatment.