Naga fire

Kohima, May 01: A massive fire on April 11 in K Shan Longchan village, located in the Naga Self-Administered Zone (NSAZ) of Myanmar, has left around 45 houses and six granaries completely destroyed. The village, which consists of approximately 87 households, is situated along the Arunachal Pradesh border.

Speaking to Nagaland Post, Eastern Naga Students Association President Atimiu reported that most of the villagers were out in the fields when the fire broke out. Poor network connectivity made communication with the villagers difficult, and due to the close proximity of the houses, eight homes had to be destroyed to prevent the fire from spreading further.

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The incident is the latest in a series of devastating fires in the region, with another massive fire had destroyed 60 houses in Solo/Chiu village in February. With poor network connectivity hindering communication in the area, news of such incidents can often be delayed, as was the case with the K Shan Longchan fire.

The destruction of homes and granaries will have a significant impact on the affected families, who will likely struggle to recover from the loss. The NSAZ region is already facing challenges in terms of access to basic amenities, and such incidents only serve to further exacerbate the difficulties faced by the local population.

It is hoped that efforts will be made to improve network connectivity in the area, enabling faster communication during times of crisis and helping to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.