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Major fire at Kashmir Sufi shrine Peer Dastageer Sahib

  • 6-25-2012

A major fire has broken out at a 200-year-old Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir.

More than a dozen fire tenders were fighting the blaze at the historical Peer Dastageer Sahib shrine on Monday morning, reports said.

There have been no casualties, but a few people are reported to be trapped inside the shrine.

The old wooden building has suffered extensive damage, reports said. It is not yet known what caused the fire.

The shrine is popular with both Hindus and Muslims who visit it in large numbers to offer prayers.

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