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Devastating fire gutted century-old Shillong Bar Association building in Meghalaya

First Published: 25th February, 2024 8:38 IST

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has termed the incident unfortunate

A devastating fire that broke out in the century-old Shillong Bar Association building located behind the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya late last night has completely destroyed the structure.

No one was injured in the incident, however, critical records housed within the building might have burnt to ashes in the fire.

As per inputs, the incident took place at around 10 p.m.

6 fire tenders rushed to incident site and managed to douse the flame. The cause of the fire is to be ascertained, however, it is suspected that electrical condition at the building might have led to the incident.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma visited the incident site and took stock of the situation.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma termed the incident unfortunate and said, “We are here to determine the exact reason behind the fire but it seems that electric conditions led to the fire accident here. It is very unfortunate. All the officials from the concerned departments are here. We are very relieved that there is no loss of life. But there is a loss of infrastructure and there could be a loss of documents also but we are trying our best to minimise the damage.”

The Shillong Bar Association building was established in 1913. It was one of the oldest bars in the country.

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