Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed grief over the death of three persons and gutting of around 80 hutments in Narwal area of Jammu city. The Chief Minister expressed heartfelt sympathies with the families of three persons who were charred to death in the tragic fire incident, officials said. She has directed the divisional administration to extend all humanitarian assistance to the affected families at the earliest, they said.
Opposition National Conference leaders and former chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah too expressed grief over the incident. Describing as “most unfortunate” deaths, the two leaders conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with all those whose dwelling units were gutted in the fire.
Three persons were charred to death and as many others sustained serious burn injuries when their huts caught fire in Narwal area of Jammu city in wee hours of Saturday. Over four dozen huts were damaged in the fire which was later brought under control by deploying several fire tenders.