Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: Around 60 houses were destroyed in a fire at Solai Nagar on Tuesday, the second such incident in the same area in the last week. Officials said they suspect sabotage and a detailed enquiry would be conducted.

Fire broke out in the area at around 3.30 p.m. Fifty-six houses, all thatched huts, were completely destroyed. “Residents have been shifted to the government primary school and government high school in the locality. Food will be provided to the affected families," an official said.