Lightening damages century Old Shrine in Jammu & Kashmir

A century-old shrine at Garkote area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district suffered damages after the shrine was struck by lightning on early Wednesday.

According to reports the century old shrine of Baba Fareed (R.A) was gutted in fire triggered after lightning struck it.

Locals said that it was raining since midnight, however suddenly, a flash of fire was seen at the top of the shrine followed by an earsplitting thunderbolt which resulted in damage to several parts of the shrine. A major portion of the shrine were gutted in the fire, they said.

The shrine is considered to be the most significant in Punjab and attracts up to two million visitors to its annual Urs festival.

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