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Fire engulfs six houses in Srinagar

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 13:25 IST      
Fire engulfs six houses in Srinagar

Srinagar(J-K), Nov. 21(ANI):A massive fire engulfed half- a-dozen houses in the residential area of Buchwara Dalgate in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir(J-K). Fire tenders were quick to douse the flames out.

A fire started out from one the houses and spread to other. A gas cylinder blast is said to have caused the massive fire.

"The government should do something for the victims of this tragedy," a local resident, Mushtaq Ahmad said.

"Only 50 percent of the fire has been controlled," fire officer, Ali Mohammad said.

Fire fighters faced difficulty to reach inside the house as no proper road was there in the locality.

After two days relaxation of shutdown called by Hurriyat Conference leaders, the Kashmir valley was again shutdown on Monday. Schools, colleges and other business establishments were also closed. In the visible effects of the recent demonetisation move by the centre, the 133 day-long shutdown was called-off by the separatist leaders two days ago. The valley had been caught in a series of protests and shutdown since our security forces killed Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 08.(ANI)

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Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:03 IST     

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Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:59 IST     

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