Sixty families rendered homeless in fire

Berhampur: Around 60 families, mostly belonging to scheduled castes, were rendered homeless after their houses were reduced to ashes in a major fire at Rudhapadar in Ganjam district today.

There is, however, no injury to anybody, police said adding that the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. Fire fighters tried for several hours to control the blaze. the exact loss was yet to be assessed. The fire victims would be provided compensation as per rule, official sources said.