Fire consumes over 1 lakh books in Srinagar – ‘Kashmir News Trust #KNT

Kashmir News Trust #KNT

A fire that broke out at Mamta Book Depot at Regal Lane Srinagar late Monday night gutted thousands of books.

An electrical short circuit is said to be the reason behind the blaze.

Firefighters rushed to the spot soon after the fire broke out. Two fire engines and several fire-fighters were engaged in bringing the flames under control for 2 hours.

Muhammad Shafi Lala – the owner of the book depot told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the loss is estimated to be about Rs.70 to 80 lakhs.

He said over one lakh textbooks have been consumed by the flames.

Police visited the spot to assess the quantum of loss. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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