Jammu & Kashmir

20 slum structures gutted in midnight blaze in Jammu

Jammu: At least twenty structures (Jhuggis) were gutted in a fire mishap in a slum area of Trikuta Nagar in Jammu district on late Sunday night.

Slum-dwellers told Kashmir News Observer that an empty structure caught fire on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and later the fire engulfed entire slum area causing damage to at least twenty slum structures.

They said that all their belongings including eatables were reduced to ashes within no time

Meanwhile, a residential house was completely gutted in a fire mishap in Nowlari locality of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Reports said that fire broke out in a residential house of one Ali Mohammad Kumar, son of Ghulam Ahmad Kumar, a resident of Nowlari late in the night and all the belongings of the family were reduced to ashes.

In this regard, local residents have appealed to the district administration to provide compensation to the family.


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