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Young girl dies in Mehjoor Nagar fire incident
SRINAGAR, Feb 14: A 24-year old girl died after a house caught fire in Mehjoor Nagar here this afternoon.

Reports said heavy volume of smoke was seen billowing out of Royal Rattan Palace and shortly after that gas cylinder explosions were heard continuously. Locals rushed to the spot to control the fire; however, due to high intensity of flames they could not do so. Royal Rattan Palace is owned by a Sikh businessman Darshan Singh who said that locals tried their best to evacuate his 24-year old daughter Roshni Kour, who was trapped inside the bathroom of the building. “She suffered severe burn injuries and was declared brought dead by doctors at SMHS hospital. She could have been saved if fire tenders would have arrived in time,” he said.

Locals said that fire tenders could not arrive in time due to lack of connectivity. Mehjoor Nagar Bridge has already been closed for vehicular traffic; the fire tenders adopted the congested Rambagh route and were stuck in traffic jam. An official from Fire and Emergency Services admitted that they were stuck in traffic jam at Rambagh. “We could have adopted Jawahar Nagar-Mehjoor Nagar route but due to lack of connectivity, we were forced to adopt busy Rambagh route,” he said.

Locals said that the house reserved for marriages and parties was completely gutted in the fire.

A police official said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up to know the cause of fire. Meanwhile, top officials from administration visited the spot to ascertain the facts.

News Updated at : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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