22 houses gutted in Srinagar blaze


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, twenty-two houses were gutted in a devastating midnight blaze in Srinagar city. Massive property was damaged and four persons, including a firefighter, were injured in a massive blaze at Gata- Colony Noor Bagh area of the city.

“Twenty-two houses, in which 33 families were residing, gutted in the massive blaze,” a fire-service official said, adding that besides a firefighter, three individuals were injured in the incident.

The injured civilians have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed, Tahir Ahmed, and Tanveer Ahmed. Property worth crores was lost in the blaze, Shakeel Ahmed, a local said.

The victims, talking to media men, said that the huge loss happened due to restrictions as the Indian forces’ personnel stopped them from reaching the incident place in time.

Four other houses were gutted in a fire in Gagarin Chool area in Poonch district, today. Soon after the fire broke out, the fire tenders were rushed to the area to contain the fire, officials said. The cause of fire was not immediately known, they added.