Shops, banks and post office gutted in Lal Chowk blaze in Srinagar

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Srinagar, 13 Jan: A major fire broke out on Court road, near Lal Chowk in the Kashmir Valley on Friday. The massive fire engulfed over a dozen shops, two banks and a post office.

However, no casualties were reported in the incident, police said.

Police informed that flames and smoke billowing out of the old Majestic Hotel building at the Court Road area near Lal Chowk spread quickly and engulfed the properties nearby in the complex.

Over half a dozen fire tenders reached on the spot to douse the flames.

“The fire began from an old wooden building and spread to shops, bank branches and the post office housed within the complex,” police said.

The blaze was prevented from spreading to other buildings in the area.

In another incident in Mumbai,  Fire which broke out in a scrap yard in Mankhurd area now under control. Two persons are reportedly injured in the incident.

 

Wefornews Bureau

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