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Army donates Rs 20,000 to Kashmiri students as relief

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Srinagar, June 6 (UNI) In a goodwill gesture, the Army has donated Rs 20,000 to students who lost their books and uniform in the massive fire in Gurez along the Line of Control (LoC) on May 28.

A military spokesman said a devastating fire broke out in Chorwan village of Gurez tehsil in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on May 28 in which 15 residential houses, five store houses and a mosque were gutted.

The fire started from a store house stocked with dry grass and spread rapidly due to strong wind as well as dry wood on the walls.

He said the personnel from an Army post on the LoC rushed to the site and provided instant help in controlling the blaze.

The spokesman said an immediate relief in terms of first aid, temporary shelter and food was provided by the Army unit located at Dawar to the 116 affected people of the village.

He said the Gurez Brigade Commander gave a cheque of Rs 20,000 to the students who had lost their books and uniform in the incident.

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