Bandipora, July 25: On Tuesday, a large fire engulfed the isolated Kudhara hamlet in north Kashmir’s Bandipora, destroying three homes as well as six stores.
Greater Kashmir received reports from local witnesses that all of the buildings were destroyed by fire that broke out on Tuesday morning.
The three destroyed homes belonged to the brothers Noor and Muneer Hussain as well as their uncle Mushtaq Ahmad Khan. Six stores were also housed in the building near the village’s well-known shrine, and according to witnesses, all of them have been destroyed.
These comprised pharmacies, animal hospitals, a grocery store, and Kiryana businesses. According to a local PRI, Mushtaq Ahmad, “The fire has destroyed everything, and the affected are poor.”
He encouraged officials to pay them as quickly as possible and to reconstruct their houses and businesses as soon as is practical.
The source of the fire is still unknown, but according to Tehsildar Bandipora Tariq Ahamd, revenue teams have been sent to the area to estimate the damage caused by the fire.
Former minister Usman Majid expressed his sorrow over the occurrence and asked the government to assist the hurt.