Three killed in Jammu slum blaze

Besides Rohingya Muslims, dozens of other families of slum dwellers were also living in the over 150 "Jhuggis" those were completed destroyed in the blaze.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2016, 15:46 PM IST
Three killed in Jammu slum blaze
Myanmar refugees look for any belongings after a fire in a slum area outskirts of Jammu on November 26, 2016.

Jammu: Three people died and six other got injured on Saturday in a devastating fire that destroyed over 150 "Jhuggis" in Jammu, officials said.

Ramesh Gupta, superintendent of medical college hospital Jammu said three charred bodies were brought to the mortuary of the hospital during the night while six persons suffering critical burn injuries were being treated.

The fire started in Narwal area of Jammu city around 12 midnight in the slum area where dozens of families of Rohingya Muslims who were uprooted from Myanmar because of persecution have taken shelter. 

Besides these Rohingya Muslims, dozens of other families of slum dwellers were also living in the over 150 "Jhuggis" those were completed destroyed in the blaze.