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100 'jhuggis' gutted in fire in Amritsar, no casualty

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Press Trust of India Amritsar
Around 100 shanties of labourers in Punjab's Amritsar were gutted in a massive fire on Thursday, police said.
However, no casualty was reported in the incident, they said.
A dozen fire tenders were pressed into service and the flames were brought in control, police said.
The cause behind the fire is being ascertained, they added.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagjit Singh Walia said it was a "miraculous escape" for dozens of children and infants as the area was cleared well in time after the fire broke out.

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First Published: Jun 27 2019 | 8:05 PM IST

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