Leh, Nov 14 : Property worth lakhs of rupees reduced to ashes after a devastating fire broke out in the border town of Kargil in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh on Thursday.
Official sources said that the inferno broke out in a building that housed a famous hardware store in Kargil on Thursday. Fire tenders were rushed to douse off the leaping flames, clearly visible from a distance.
However, before the fire was doused off, the shop was gutted, resulting in damage to property worth lakhs of rupees. "The cause of the fire was not immediately clear," they said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
A case has been registered and investigation has been taken up to ascertain the cause of the fire, they added. (UNI)