Youth charred to death, two injured in fire in Reasi

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Jammu, Jan 30: A youth was charred to death and two others suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, police said.
The fire broke out in a tin-shed in the Bhavan area near the shrine in the early hours, trapping three workers of a private Dhaba (food stall), who were using it as their accommodation, a police official said.
He said Rajesh Singh 19, a resident of Devigarh village, was charred to death in the incident, while two others — Ravi Singh, 18, and Sikander Singh, 16, — were rescued with burn injuries and were hospitalised.
The workers were asleep when the fire broke out, the official said, adding police has registered a case and started investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire.