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Jammu: Fire devastates village

Jammu: Fire devastates village

India Blooms News Service | | 16 Oct 2016, 09:12 pm
Jammu, Oct 16 (IBNS): Major fire has completely destroyed Sukhni village in the Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

At least 80 residential houses were gutted on late Saturday evening, official said today.

"Out of 84 houses, 80 are located in the Sukhnoi village in the Warwan block of the Kisthwar district. They were gutted in a fire that broke out late last night," Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar, Ghulam Nabi Balwan said.

According to locals, 115 families got affected after mysterious blaze devastated 80 residential houses in the village while 75 cattle sheds were also gutted in the mysterious blaze.

“Fire broke out at around 06:30 pm on Saturday which devastated 80 residential houses including a Masjid, Sufi saint’s shrine, school, five shops and 75 cattle sheds the property worth crores got damaged in the blaze,” said Deputy commissioner.

He said that the government has already sent free ration for the villagers, who have decided to stay in rented accommodation during the winters.

"As the winters are fast approaching and it would be difficult for the people to reconstruct their houses or stay in the tents, they have decided to stay in rented accommodation during the winter, the government will pay the rent for them," Balwan said.

He added that on priority basis, the food items and cooking utensils have been distributed among the victim families.