At least 28 shops and a house were gutted in a fire in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The fire broke out in a shop apparently due to a short circuit and within no time engulfed other shops in the market.
Ramban: A major fire destroyed property worth crores of rupees, 28 shops and a house in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, the fire erupted in the main market in Khari, 16km from Banihal town, at around 10:45pm on Friday.
In a one-and-a-half-hour rescue operation, fire and emergency services personnel put out the blaze. The report added that the Army personnel from the nearby camp and local residents also joined the fire-fighting operation.
It is reported that the fire broke out in a shop apparently due to a short circuit and within no time engulfed other shops in the market.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered and further investigation is on.
Locals also protested over the administration’s alleged failure to provide a fire station in Tehsil.
The protesters dispersed peacefully after the local tehsildar's assurance that their demand would be brought to the notice of appropriate quarters.
Last Updated 19, Sep 2020, 12:57 PM