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Locals furious over fire accident in graveyard

Locals furious over fire accident in graveyard
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A heap of dried plant waste caught fire in a graveyard of Azampura under Dabeerpura police station limits on Monday. Fire tender was called in to...

Dabeerpura: A heap of dried plant waste caught fire in a graveyard of Azampura under Dabeerpura police station limits on Monday. Fire tender was called in to douse the flames, which were reportedly caused by some unknown persons.

Even as the locals started cleaning and repair works of the graveyard as part of preparations for Shab-e-Barat, which falls between the night of Tuesday and Wednesday, some unknown individual torched the heap of dried up plants which were cut as part of cleaning process. Fire fighters tried hard to control the flames, even as the locals accused the authorities particularly of Wakf Board for negligence. Spread across several acres, this graveyard is one of the oldest graveyards in the area.

“We demand that the authorities take note of the negligence on the part of the officials. It is not good that this kind of accidents takes place at the time of Shab-e-Barat. How do you expect people to visit grave yard on the night for prayers?” questions a local Syed Abbas.

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