Timely rescue operation averts major tragedy in Rajouri village

"A number of people, especially youth managed to stop the massive flames," Sadam Ahmed, a local said.

SUMIT BHARGAV
Rajouri, Publish Date: May 27 2018 12:29AM | Updated Date: May 27 2018 12:29AM
Timely rescue operation averts major tragedy in Rajouri villageRepresentational Pic

The timely rescue action saved Rajouri village after forest fire engulfed the residential area on Saturday.

Villagers of Thikriyan said fire from the adjacent Sawani forest swelled into their village today morning, and engulfed Bagla Mohalla of the village under it. However, they said timely action of locals aided by Army, State Disaster Response Force and Forest Protection Force prevented fire from spreading, and a major tragedy was averted.

"A number of people, especially youth managed to stop the massive flames," Sadam Ahmed, a local said.

There have been reports of forest fire from other areas of the district including Dassal, Badhoon, Jhanger, Bhawani in the recent past.

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