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Tragedy Strikes Dal Lake: Five Houseboats Reduced To Ashes In Massive Fire

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A massive fire erupted at Srinagar’s iconic Dal Lake early Saturday morning, claiming at least five historic houseboats. Believed to have started at Ghat number 9, the fire swiftly engulfed four nearby houseboats, leaving a trail of destruction. Known for their cultural value, these houseboats were moored along the lake, becoming victims of the relentless blaze.

7 houseboats destroyed in fire at Srinagar's Nigeen Lake -

Source: Hindustan Times

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Immediate action by special teams from the fire services department prevented further catastrophe as they rushed to the scene, battling the inferno that threatened the houseboats. While the financial toll is anticipated to be substantial, preliminary estimates suggest losses reaching crores. Miraculously, there was no loss of life in the incident, offering a small comfort amid the devastation.

The houseboats, with their historical significance, held stories within their wooden frames. As the investigation into the fire’s cause unfolds, initial reports point to a potential short circuit. The exact details remain uncertain, leaving the community in suspense as they await further information.

Nigeen Lake Fire: 7 Houseboats Destroyed In Massive Jammu And Kashmir Fire  At Srinagar's Nigeen Lake

Source: NDTV

Srinagar’s Dal Lake, once a symbol of tranquility, now bears the scars of this tragic event. The destruction of these iconic houseboats extends beyond monetary value; it severs a connection to the cultural heritage embedded in the region’s collective memory. The resilience of the firefighting teams deserves commendation, their timely intervention preventing a more catastrophic outcome.

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