Three mud houses gutted

Excelsior Correspondent
BHADERWAH, May 19: Property worth lakh was reduced to ashes after three residential mud houses belonging to tribal Gujjar families were gutted in wee hours blaze in Dhadkai area of Doda today.
Confirming the incident, SDPO Gandoh, Adil Rishu said that three residential house came under devastating fire in Dhadkai area.
According to reports, the fire reduced the houses to ashes leaving three tribal families homeless.
The fire erupted at 1 am and within a short span of time, houses belonging to three brothers were fully burnt despite efforts by locals to douse the flames.
However with hectic efforts of locals, the adjoining houses were saved.
“There were three families of Jamat Ali, Lal Hussain and Mohd Israel living in the damaged houses,” the SDPO informed.
SSP Doda, Abdul Qayoom said that as soon as the local people got the news, hundreds of people tried to control the fire but the fire was so intense that the entire house was engulfed in flames.
“We have registered a case in this regard and the report will be submitted to the DC so that the process for compensation should be initiated,” the SSP continued.
BDC Chairman Gandoh, Mohd Hanief said due to unavailability of road connectivity to the village, the reach of rescue teams was delayed resulting which the fire spread.
People of the area have expressed concern over the issue of road connectivity and demanded steps to prevent such tragedies in future.
They also appealed to the district administration to provide relief to the affected families.

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