J&K: 4 dead, 14 injured after fire breaks out in scrap shop; LG Sinha announces ex-gratia

J&K: 4 dead, 14 injured after fire breaks out in scrap shop; LG Sinha announces ex-gratia

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): At least four people were killed and 14 others got injured after a fire broke out in a scrap shop in Jammu district leading to a cylinder blast on Monday evening, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to be given to the families of the deceased in the incident, Rs 1 lakh to seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those who sustained minor injuries. The incident took place at around 6.15 pm.

“An ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each to be given to the families of the deceased in Jammu LPG Cylinder blast incident. Ex gratia of Rs 1 Lakh to be given to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries,” Office of the LG tweeted.

“Four people died and 14 got injured after a fire broke out in a scrap shop around 6.15 pm. Cylinders inside the shop also exploded,” Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Zone told media persons.

Rescue operation is underway. (ANI)

first published:March 15, 2022, 12:12 a.m.

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