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Three shops gutted in Ambala Cantt

Three shops in the busy Rai market at Ambala Cantonment were gutted when a fire broke out on Sunday night,causing a loss of lakhs of rupees to the owners.

Written by D N DIVAKAR | Ambala |
February 3, 2009 11:11:04 pm

Three shops in the busy Rai market at Ambala Cantonment were gutted when a fire broke out on Sunday night,causing a loss of lakhs of rupees to the owners. The owners noticed the fire around midnight,but the shops were reduced to ashes before the fire tenders could reach the spot. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained,but a short circuit is suspected to have caused the incident.

Former MLA Anil Vij visited the spot and said he has raised the issue with the deputy commissioner for due compensation. The shops were located near the Electricity Board but there was no one to attend to the complaints when the shopkeepers went to inform the officials on night duty. The XEN Operation said he has ordered an inquiry.

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