Handwara seminary gutted in overnight fire

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Srinagar, July 30: An Islamic seminary was gutted in a fire incident in a village in the frontier district of Kupwara, officials said Monday.

Fire broke out at Darul Uloom Ganapora in Handwara during the intervening night causing extensive damage to the seminary, they said. All the students were evacuated as fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flames.

“The fire was brought under control after hours of struggle. However, no loss of life was reported in the accident,” officials said, adding “The cause of fire is not yet known,”