Massive Fire Breaks Out in Shanoo Handwara


Murtaza Mushtaq

Handwara, Apr 12 : A massive fire has broken out in Shanoo of Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports reaching GNS said that at least five shops have received substantial damage in the fire which broke out at around 10:30 PM this evening at Dar Mohalla, Shanoo Langate. The flames are continuously raging and there is every apprehension that the blaze may damage other shops in proximity if not put out anytime soon.

Expressing their resentment, a group of locals said that despite timely intimation to the Fire and Emergency Department, they are nowhere to be seen. “Among the shops damaged so far comprise a gas-refilling shop and there have already been several blasts heard by now”, they said adding “If the department concerned doesn’t reach anytime soon, it may lead to much damage to other shops and to local populace even.”

Despite repeated attempts, no official from the Fire and Emergency Services Department for any immediate comment.

More Details Awaited. (GNS)


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