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Fire scare for 400 pilgrims in Puri guest house

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Mar 16:

Around 400 pilgrims went through a harrowing experience when a part of the guest house near the Swargadwara in the Puri district ,where they were staying caught fire yesterday night. The pilgrims who had come for a darshan of Lord Jagannath to the Puri temple, in Odisha had a narrow escape .

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More than 400 guests took shelter under the open sky as the guest house caught fire.

The fire services department, immediately pressed into action and brought the fire under control. The police cordoned off the area and vacated the residents along with their belongings to a safe place.

Preliminary investigation has found that the fire was caused by a gas cylinder leak.