Jammu: At least four people were killed and six others injured in a fire that broke out in the slums of Jammu’s Narwal area on Saturday. According to reports, more than 150 “Jhuggis” were gutted in fire.

Fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, police 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.

The fire started at 12 am in the slums, 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 | 26 November 2016 8:57 AM
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