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13 families rendered homeless as blaze turns six houses into ashes at Nawabazar, Sgr

After immediate relief of Rs 10k, Rs 2.5 lakh to be provided to each affected family soon: DC Sgr

Srinagar, Mar 11: At least 13 families were rendered homeless on Thursday morning after a massive blaze turned six residential houses into ashes in the Nawa Bazar area of Srinagar.

A massive fire broke out in one of the residential houses in the Nawabazar area at 04:20 AM, officials told the news agency—adding that the fire tenders rushed to the spot immediately and doused the flames, but till then six residential houses were gutted completely.

Some of the owners of the fire affected houses were identified as Mehraj din Khan, Ghulam Rasool Khan, sons of Abdul Gafar Khan, Abdul Majeed Dar, son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar, Nazir Ahmed and Javiad Dar, son of Ghulam Qadir Dar, Abdul Qayoom Khan, son of Mohammad Sadiq Khan, Tawheed Showkat Dar, son of Showkat Ahmad Dar, Muneer Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Ahad Dar and Muhammad Shafi Dar, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Dar.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told that all the thirteen affected families were provided Rs ten thousand each today after a team of the administration visited the spot.

He said that Rs one lakh each will be provided to them within two days, adding that a total of Rs 2.5 lakhs will be provided to each affected family very soon.


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