28,000 chicks killed in fire at poultry farm

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Jind, Feb 9 (UNI) At least 28,000 chicks were charred to death and property worth lakhs of rupees was reduced to ashes today when fire swept through a poultry farm in village Ikkas in this district.

The fire was apparently triggered by a short circuit and spread across so fast within minutes that not even a single chick could be saved. At least 100 sacks full of chicken feed and property worth at least nine lakh was also gutted in the fire, owner of the farm, Jitendra, told UNI.

The fire tenders had to battle the blaze for over two hours before it could be doused, he said.

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