Jammu & Kashmir

Fire guts seven shops in central Kashmir

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

Ganderbal: At least seven shops of a shopping complex were gutted in a massive blaze that broke out in the main market of Kangan, officials said.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the midnight blaze caused extensive damage, particularly to two cloth houses within the complex.

The fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the flames, however, the belongings worth lakhs of rupees were damaged, said the officials.

Meanwhile, no loss of life, or any injury was reported in the incident, and the cause of fire is being ascertained.

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