Kishtwar blaze leaves 22 families homeless

Over 80 people have been settled in the nearby village and shelters are being established for them.
The devastating fire in Gandhari area of Kishtwar last night has rendered 22 families homeless. The district administration said the victims are being rehabilitated.
The devastating fire in Gandhari area of Kishtwar last night has rendered 22 families homeless. The district administration said the victims are being rehabilitated. Special arrangement

Jammu, Oct 28: The devastating fire in Gandhari area of Kishtwar last night has rendered 22 families homeless. The district administration said the victims are being rehabilitated. 

Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Dr Devansh Yadav on Friday said that 22 families have been rendered homeless in the fire even as 85 people have been rescued.

Speaking to media in Kishtwar, the DC said that the blaze broke out at around 1 AM in which 22 families lost their houses. However, there was no loss of life, he added.

He said that the police and army have rushed to the spot for rescue operation and safely evacuated the people.

“We have also sent Red Cross relief material for the affected families,” he informed adding they have yet to ascertain the cause of the fire incident. 

He said that around 80 to 85 people (members of 22 families) have been rescued and settled in the nearby village and shelters are being established for them.

If need arises, the fire affected families can be shifted to Atholi-Gulabgarh area as a part of eviction, added the DC. 

He said that the administration has sent warm cloths and blankets for the families and under SDRF they will provide relief for the re-construction of houses.

Meanwhile, the evacuation work is still continuing at Gandhari which is a remote area and it has no road connectivity due to which the fire tenders could not reach the spot. 

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