At least fourteen shops and a seminary sustained damage in two fire incidents, last night, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, official sources said.
Quoting officials, a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), reported that a fire broke at Khah Bazar Anantnag which involved a three-storeyed building, by the name ‘Shiekh Complex’ belonging to one Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Sheikh. In the incident, they said, fourteen shops sustained damage before fire tenders doused the flames. The enormity of damage to the stuff inside the shops is being ascertained, the sources said.
In another incident, a fire broke out at Dar-ul-Uloom Pindar at Aishmuqam during which the seminary got partially damaged. The fire was put out after sustained efforts by the Fire and Emergency Department assisted by locals. In the incident, however, a seminary student Suhail Ahmad Kar son of Ghulam Nabi, resident of Kokernag Anantnag received minor injury and was given immediate treatment.
The cause of both the incidents was yet to be ascertained – when this report was being filed. (GNS)