Pathankot: A fire broke out in a branch of State Bank of Patiala here, destroying a large amount of data, police said today.

According to preliminary inquiry, the fire was caused by short circuit in the computer room last night and was controlled after two hours of fire fighting operations assisted by police.

No loss of life was reported due to the fire.

The data loss due to the fire in the computer room could be huge, Pathankot DSP Rajit Singh said.


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