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Jammu and Kashmir: Several houses gutted in fire in Doda, earthquake hits district hours later | VIDEO

After getting the information, firefighters rushed to the spot and trying to douse the flame.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Doda (J&K) Updated on: November 16, 2023 10:35 IST
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Image Source : ANI The blaze engulfed several houses in the Bhaderwah area.

In a tragic incident, a massive fire engulfed several houses in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district in the wee hours of Thursday. According to the information, the incident occurred in the Bhaderwah area where several houses were gutted. After getting the information, firefighters were rushed to the spot to douse the flame. 

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Eight houses gutted

Speaking to the media, Abdul Qayoom, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Doda, said that eight structures have been gutted in the fire and no causalities have been reported so far. "We got the information of fire at around 4:45 am. A total of 5 fire service teams are working here and the fire has been brought under control," he added. 

Earthquake hits Doda

Meanwhile, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake also hit Doda district on Thursday, officials said. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported, they said.

According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake of 3.9 magnitude occurred at 9:34 am.

Its epicentre was in Doda.It occurred at latitude 33.05 degrees north and longitude 76.18 degrees east, it said.

(With inputs from agencies) 

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