Himachal Pradesh fire: PM Modi, Amit Shah express over tragedy

Himachal Pradesh fire: PM Modi, Amit Shah express over tragedy

More than a dozen houses were gutted at Malana village of Kullu late on Tuesday night.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Wednesday, expressed grief for the families affected due to the fire tragedy in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. More than a dozen houses were gutted at Malana village of Kullu late on Tuesday night. 

In a Tweet, the Prime Minister said the state government and local administration are engaged in relief and rescue work at war footing. 

Amit Shah also expressed condolences to all the residents whose houses were damaged in the massive fire and said the state government and administration are engaged in the rescue work with full dedication.

“Deeply saddened by the loss caused by the fire in Malana village of Himachal Pradesh. I express my condolences to all the villagers whose houses were damaged in this accident. The state government and administration are engaged in the rescue work with full dedication,” tweeted Shah. 

The blaze started around midnight and soon spread to a dozen houses. The fire reportedly started from one of the houses in the village and soon it spread to nearby houses as all the houses were made of wood.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control after a lot of efforts. It flared up again when the firemen doused it from one side. Initially, only residents tried to douse the blaze as the fire fighters could not reach on time due to missing road connectivity.

Considered as the world’s oldest surviving democracy, Malana village is situated on a remote plateau along the Malana nullah at a height of 3,029 metre and has around 352 families. 

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first published:Oct. 27, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

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