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Dozen injured in fire in temple fair

Around a dozen persons were injured and 28 shops gutted when a fire broke out in a fair in Rajasthan`s Karauli district, police said on Monday.

Updated: Mar 15, 2010, 11:13 AM IST

Jaipur: Around a dozen persons were injured and 28 shops gutted when a fire broke out in a fair in Rajasthan`s Karauli district, police said on Monday.

The fire broke out last evening at the fair in Kela Devi temple premises when a tent, in which some people were cooking, caught fire, Karauli collector Neeraj K Pawan said.

The fire gutted 28 temporary shops and was controlled
with the help of fire tenders and devotees, he said.

Around a dozen persons were injured in the fire.

Lakhs of devotees have flocked to the 15-day-long fair
which started on March 12.

PTI