9 Baje 9 Minutes: Fire incident reported in Jaipur

Massive fire breaks out after flying lantern falls on a hut in Jaipur

India Today

massive fire broke out on Sunday after a flying lantern fell on a hut in Jaipur’s Vaishali Nagar in Rajasthan. No casualty or injury has been reported so far.

The incident took place after the people of the country switched off their lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm to show their support to the frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal.

PM Modi had appealed the citizens of the country to switch off their lights and lit up oil lamps and candles for nine minutes to show collective resolve and solidarity in its fight against coronavirus. Some, however, resorted to bursting firecrackers and lighting flying lanterns.

A house close to the hut also burned down in the incident. The fire has now been doused.

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