Srinagar: At least four furniture shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in Baba Demb area of Srinagar district on Wednesday morning.
Locals told Kashmir Observer that the property worth crores were damaged in a devastated fire that broke out from one of the shops in the wee hours and within no time flames engulfed other 3 adjacent shops.
They said that soon after the incident, fire tenders and police reached the spot to douse off the flames. However, before they could reach the spot,the shops were completely gutted.
A police official said that the cause of the fire is being ascertained.
They said that at least 04 shops belonging to Abdul Rashid Nila, Aadil Hafeez Dar, Haji Mohammad Shafi and Rouf Ahmad were gutted in this massive blaze, while the cause of fire was yet to be known.
Alam demands compensation to Fire victims
Former legislator and PC leader Mohammad Khurshid Alam on Wednesday expressed grief over the tragic fire incident at Baba Demb area of Srinagar. He has demanded immediate and adequate compensation for the victims without delay.
At least 04 furniture shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in Baba Demb area of Srinagar on Wednesday morning.
Alam in a statement issued here urged the government to come to the rescue of the affected shopkeepers and provide them the compensation on priority. He said that the pandemic has already been wreaking havoc on the business fraternity and with this kind of tragic episode, the shop owners have found themselves engulfed in insurmountable miseries.
Alam urged the government and especially DC Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz to compensate the losses incurred by the affected shopkeepers at the earliest so that they would be able to earn their livelihood afresh and their families do not suffer any further.
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