Kathmandu [Nepal], Oct 1 : At least 40 houses were destroyed in a massive fire that broke out at the squatter area in front of a fruit market in Kathmandu's Balkhu on Saturday night.
The Kathmandu Post quoted the police as saying that the fire started from an oil lamp and spread to other houses.
Three people were also reported injured in the incident and the belongings of 40 houses were also completely reduced to ashes due to the fire.
A church in the area also suffered damages in the fire. According to the report, the Nepal Army's five fire brigades were mobilized to bring the fire under control.