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Two firefighters injured in late-night fire in Srinagar

A fire and emergency department stands outside station. [FPK Photo/ Kaisar Ali]

Srinagar: Two firefighters were injured on the intervening night of Sunday-Monday when they were dousing flames in Moominabad area of Batamaloo, officials said.

They said the fire once again broke out in Mominabad Batmaloo area on Sunday late night during which two firefighters got suffocated.

An official from the Fire and Emergency Services told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that two officers, namely Noor Alam Jatla, sub-officer F&ES, and Altaf Ahmad Rather, leading fireman F&ES got suffocated and were shifted to hospital.

“Both of them experienced suffocation and breathing difficulties while extinguishing the flames and were subsequently shifted to the hospital late at night, when from one was discharged Noor Alam is said to be at hospital, for precautionary measures,” he said.

“We have successfully controlled the fire, and as a preventive measure, we have deployed a water pump and a firefighting vehicle at the site,” he added.

Pertinently, the officials had said that the firefighting operation lasted for six-long hours in the day time, and firefighters from 19 stations, 20 vehicles conducted the operation, as the building was full with paint and other petroleum products.

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