Three persons were charred to death and at least 14 others suffered injuries after a massive fire broke out in Juggis (shanties) near residency road Jammu on Monday.

According to locals of the area, the fire broke late in the afternoon and three persons were charred alive while several persons were rescued in injured condition by the locals who rushed to the area as soon as flames started to emerge.

A senior police officer confirmed to GNS that three persons died on the spot and 14 other persons were injured. He said that apparently there was gas cylinder blast which led to the massive fire but investigations are underway. Emerging story. More details awaited.