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Posted at: Jan 15, 2017, 12:01 PM; last updated: Jan 15, 2017, 6:00 PM (IST)

Over 30 houses gutted at Himachal village

Over 30 houses gutted at Himachal village
Tagnu village in Rohru that was reduced to ashes by a night-long fire last night. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Shimla, Janaury 15

As many as 30 houses were completely ravaged and 59 were partially-affected in a night-long blaze in Tagnu village about 45 km from Rohru in the district rendering over 89 families homeless.

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No loss of life was reported as the fire victims were given shelter in a senior secondary school near the village and provided food and warm clothing. The nearby villagers came to their rescue and accommodated them in their houses.

The fire erupted in the village around 11.30 pm last night but the district administration was alerted around 1 am on Sunday.

DC, Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur said the link road to the village was blocked. SDM Rohru along with a team reached on foot on the snow blocked road at 2 am and monitored the rescue operation. 

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