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Jammu and Kashmir: Fire in Army camp kills one

Srinagar, Nov 10 (IBNS): An Army officer was killed when a fire broke out in a barrack in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district early Saturday, said officials.

Lt Colonel S Apte, who was second in command of counter-insurgency 5 Para unit of the Army, died as fire gutted four huts inside the camp, reports said.

An official said an electrical short-circuit triggered the fire at around 2 am.

Other Army personnel, who were present in the camp, were safe.



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