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Kotla fire incident: People search belongings buried under ashes

Days after the Kotla village fire incident on November 15 that gutted property worth crores, villagers are still looking for their belongings buried under the ashes.

punjab Updated: Dec 05, 2015 18:08 IST
Dipender Manta
Women sifting through what is left of their homes after the fire on November 15 night destroyed as many as 72 houses in the village.
Women sifting through what is left of their homes after the fire on November 15 night destroyed as many as 72 houses in the village.(PTI Photo)

Days after the Kotla village fire incident on November 15 that gutted property worth crores, villagers are still looking for their belongings buried under the ashes.

Dola Singh Mahant, a resident of the village said some people recovered some gold and silver metals besides other household items after the incident.

Villagers are now reportedly clearing the site to construct new houses. The district administration is also facing a number of challenges to rehabilitate the affected families as the region receives a great amount of snowfall due to its high altitude.

Talking with Hindustan Times, Kullu deputy commissioner Rakesh Kanwar said the administration allocated Rs 30,000 each to 94 families right after the tragic incident happened.

A great majority of people moved with their relatives and some moved to temporary shelters provided by the district administration.

Kanwar said aid would soon be provided to the affected families. The administration has announced an approximate amount of Rs 3 crore for the rehabilitation of villagers, and a number of public sector units also assured to provide assistance.