Koida: An automobile shop was gutted after a fire broke out from an earthen lamp in Koida town of Sundargarh district in Odisha on Monday.
Sources said the owner of Jyoti Enterprises at Koida Chhak was unwell and undergoing treatment at a private hospital. In his absence, his sons had lit earthen lamps inside the shop and left after the puja.
This is believed to have triggered the inferno in which automobile parts, rubber tyres and other vehicle accessories worth lakhs were destroyed. As locals saw flames coming out of the shop, they informed fire services. However, by the time the team arrived, the shop had been gutted. As per reports, no casualty has been reported yet.