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Sunday, 30 August 2020

8 jhuggis gutted in cylinder blast

Chandigarh, August 29

Eight jhuggis were gutted in a fire that broke out when a cylinder exploded in a slum area of Sector 25 here this afternoon. Besides, two shanties were partially burnt.

A local said some jhuggi dwellers sustained minor injuries while trying to take out household items. Fire officials claimed that nobody was hurt.

According to fire officials, the incident took place around 1.15 pm. Four fire tenders and water boozers were pressed into service, they added. "A gas cylinder was leaking for the past few days in a jhuggi. It exploded today. The fire spread to neighbouring jhuggis," said a fire official. — TNS

from The Tribune

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