Over 25 shops gutted in fire in Bhalessa market

Over 25 shops were gutted in a devastating fire at Gundoh market of Bhalessa area of Doda on Wednesday. Fire broke out in one of the shops according to local people and engulfed the adjoining shops, hotels and the residential house. After noticing the flames, people rushed out of their homes and informed the local police. Police party from police station Gundoh rushed to the spot and joined the rescue operation. Locals said that a cylinder blast also took place inside one of the shops as a result of which massive damages took place.