Fire Accident Burns 375 Rubber Trees near Kokkada
Belthangady: As many as 375 rubber trees were destroyed near Kokkada in the taluk after two rubber plantations caught fire on Thursday.
About 250 and 125 trees belonging to TB Abdul Rahiman and Ranjan respectively were destroyed in the incident.
It is said that fire that was set to burn grass by the roadside spread to the plantations. The total loss estimated is said to be in lakhs and the exact amount is not yet known.
As many as 100 locals tried to extinguish the fire before the fire personnel reached the spot.
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