Home News Nuns’ convent razed by fire in India’s Manipur state

Nuns’ convent razed by fire in India’s Manipur state

The convent was in an isolated area, but villagers rushed to the convent upon hearing the noise and prevented the fire from spreading to an adjacent school

A convent of nuns in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur was razed by fire on Tuesday, February 22.

All three sisters of the Daughters of St Francis de Sales convent managed to come out of their rooms when the fire broke out past midnight.

“It is fortunate that there was no loss of life,” said Father Solomon Thezii, chancelor of Imphal archdiocese.

The convent was in an isolated area, but villagers rushed to the convent upon hearing the noise and prevented the fire from spreading to an adjacent school.

“The local people worked for an hour to put off the fire and save the Sacred Heart School,” said Father Thezzi.

The priest said the village had no electricity for a few days so leakage from cooking gas cylinder could have caused the fire.

The loss was estimated at more than 800,000 rupees.

- Newsletter -

© Copyright LiCAS.news. All rights reserved. Republication of this article without express permission from LiCAS.news is strictly prohibited. For republication rights, please contact us at: [email protected]

Support LiCAS.news

We work tirelessly each day to tell the stories of those living on the fringe of society in Asia and how the Church in all its forms - be it lay, religious or priests - carries out its mission to support those in need, the neglected and the voiceless.
We need your help to continue our work each day. Make a difference and donate today.

Latest