Six families homeless after houses burnt to ashes in Kulgam

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At least six families were rendered homeless after a devastating fire incident turned their residential houses into ashes in Damhal Hanjipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday morning.

Tehsildar Damhal Hanjipora, Niyaz Ahmad Bhat told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the residential houses belonging to six brothers at Watigam were reduced to ashes after massive fire broke out in one of the houses which rapidly expanding to the nearby houses resulting in complete damage to two structures.

The devastating fire left families of Jahangir Ahmad, Ashraf Ahmad, Mohammad Aslam, Mohammad Yousuf sons of Abdullah Dar and Mohammad Yousuf, Mubarak Ahmad sons of Ghulam Hassan Parrray of Watigam homeless as their houses were completely damaged in the incident.

Locals said whatever they had inherited has gone as the fire turned everything into ashes within seconds.

Meanwhile, tehsildar Damhal Hanjipora, Niyaz Ahmad Bhat along with other officers took stock of the damaged structures and assured affected families of providing all possible help for immediate relief. (KNO)

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