Cotton bales worth Rs 50 lakh gutted in Belagavi

Cotton bales worth over Rs 50 lakh were reduced to ashes in a fire at a godown belonging to Ashok Trading Company, in Savadatti town during the early hours of Tuesday. 

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. 

Fire department personnel suspect a short circuit, or a lighted beedi/cigarette could have sparked off the flames. 

Godown owner Ashok Chopra had stored cotton bales worth over Rs 50 lakh, maize and other farm produce worth over Rs 1 lakh in the godown.

Two fire tenders were used to douse the fire.

Savadatti police have registered a case.


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