House gutted at Mungul

 A major fire gutted a residential house at Mungul-Margao, destroying property, including gold ornaments and cash.

The incident occurred at around 1 pm when the inmates had gone out when fire engulfed the house.

Before the fire brigade reached the spot, a portion of the house was already gutted in the fire.

Fire brigade said the house owned by Augusto Fernandes was being occupied by Madhukar Suttar was destroyed in the fire, causing a loss of Rs 1.25 lakh.

Heart rending scenes were seen at the house as the inmates gave vent to their emotions over the loss of the house, besides gold ornaments and cash.

Investigations are on. [H]