A major fire broke out Tuesday at a building situated near the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.
The fire – believed to be the result of an electrical short circuit – broke out inside a cash counting room that suffered significant damage but is located some distance away from the main shrine.
The blaze is now under control, Mukesh Singh, Inspector-General of Police (Jammu) told NDTV.
No deaths have been reported so far.
Visuals on Twitter showed a massive plume of black smoke pouring out of the top floor of a building.
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Further details are awaited.