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Iconic floating restaurant in Guwahati gutted in fire

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GUWAHATI, Nov 27: A devastating fire erupted on Sunday evening, engulfing ‘Kaamakaazi’, a popular floating restaurant and bar situated on the Brahmaputra River at Lachit Ghat in Guwahati, Assam. The blaze reduced the restaurant to ashes, causing significant property damage.

The fire, suspected to have originated from a series of cylinder explosions, swept through the restaurant swiftly, leaving it completely charred. Firefighters promptly responded to the emergency, deploying multiple fire tenders to combat the raging inferno.

Fortunately, no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. However, the extent of the damage to the restaurant is estimated to be in the lakhs of rupees.

As the embers of the fire continue to smoulder, a police investigation has been initiated to determine the precise cause of the blaze. The authorities are working diligently to gather evidence and piece together the events leading up to the disaster.

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The loss of ‘Kaamakaazi,’ a beloved landmark in Guwahati’s culinary scene, has left a void in the city’s nightlife. The restaurant, known for its vibrant ambiance and delectable cuisine, had garnered a loyal following among locals and tourists alike.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to fire safety regulations and maintaining proper safety measures in public establishments. Thorough investigations and preventive measures are essential to avert such tragedies in the future.

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