HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
DHULIKHEL :Himalayan Snax and Noodles Pvt Ltd. (Mayos noodles factory) in Ugratara Janagal of Kavre was gutted today morning.
According to the factory’s operation director Rabindra Silwal, all packaging materials, cartons, maintenance tools and raw materials including chilly dust, sugar, and crushed corn were destroyed.
“We are yet to estimate the loss caused by the fire as the computer system in the store has been dysfunctional,” he said. The fire, which is said to have sparked by a short-circuit in the store room of the factory at around 10:30 am, was brought under control four hours later by the fire brigades from Bhaktapur and Kathmandu and army and police personnel from Dhulikhel, Banepa and Duwakot of Bhaktapur.
The fire was brought under control only after foam along with water was used by the special fire-engines from Tribhuvan International Airport. Due to the shortage of water, Banepa traffic police had also sent some water tankers from Nepal Water Supply Coorporation and Yeti Khanepani to the factory.
Two police personnel were injured while putting out the fire. The factory produces 15,000 cartons of noodles a day.