Three charred to death, over 150 huts destroyed in massive fire in Jammu

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Jammu: Three people died and six other got injured on Saturday in a devastating fire that destroyed over 150 “jhuggis” in Jammu, officials said.

Ramesh Gupta, superintendent of medical college hospital Jammu said three charred bodies were brought to the mortuary of the hospital during the night while six persons suffering critical burn injuries were being treated.

According to ANI, the three people who died in were Myanmar migrants. Nearly 300 families have been affected by the fire that engulfed 80 slums.

The fire started in Narwal area of Jammu city around 12 am in the slum where dozens of families of Rohingya Muslims who were uprooted from Myanmar because of persecution have taken shelter.

Besides these Rohingya Muslims, dozens of other families of slum dwellers were also living in the over 150 “Jhuggis” those were completed destroyed in the blaze.

First Published On : Nov 26, 2016 11:37 IST

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