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Delhi: 250 huts gutted in major fire


Atleast 250 huts were gutted in a massive fire which broke out in a slum in Delhi's Paschim Puri area on Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, however, short-circuit is being suspected as the reason behind the massive blaze.

26 water tenders were rushed to the spot and the injured have been shifted to the hospital.

The incident created commotion, people were forced to spend the night on the roads in the cold.

A fire official told ANI, "It took us two to two and half hours to douse the fire, cooling operation is going on now."

A local told ANI, "Bike and vehicles have being gutted. We have to start afresh again.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 06:41 IST