Two houseboats gutted in mysterious blaze at Nigeen Lake

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By GNS on 17/06/2019.

Two houseboats gutted in mysterious blaze at Nigeen Lake

Srinagar, June 17: Two houseboats were gutted in a mysterious fire at Nigeen Lake in Srinagar late Sunday night.

Reports reaching GNS said that the blaze emerged from Phoenix houseboat at around 1:00 am and engulfed another adjoining Prism houseboat.

Soon after the incident, fire tenders, police and locals rushed to the spot to douse off the flames. Both the houseboats belong to two brothers namely Haji Ghulam Mohd Baktu and Mohd Yousuf Baktu.

A police officer said the cause of the fire is believed to be short circuit.

However, no one was injured in the incident, he said.

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