Sources in hospital said three dead bodies were brought during the intervening night of Saturday while six persons, suffering burn injuries were being treated.
“The jhuggis were erected by labourers on a private land in Narwal, Preliminary investigations suggest that the fire was caused by short circuit in electric wires. The blaze spread to about 50 jhuggis in no time.” Said Dy.SP of Narwal Area Chandan Kohli
The fire spread fast as the jhuggis were made of polythene and wood planks.
All the belongings of the labourers were reduced to ashes in the fire.
(Report by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)