2 banks in Srinagar gutted by fire, firemen trying to douse flames

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New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2017 1:36:22 PM

A massive fire broke out on the Court road of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Friday morning.

Srinagar fire, Lal Chowk fire, Court road fire2 banks gutted in Srinagar by fire. (Source: ANI)

A massive fire broke out on the Court road of Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Friday morning. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir woke up to horrifying fire that has wiped out several small shops along with two major bank branches and a post office.

According to the reports by ANI, the two banks that were at the receiving end of this fire were branches of Punjab National Bank and Vijaya Bank. Along with this, a post office near the famous Lal Chowk was also destroyed in the incident.

Till now no human casualty has been reported but there will be a huge loss of logistics for sure. About 18 fire tenders arrived at the spot and were trying to take control of the situation.

On Thursday evening a fire broke out at the house of Bashir Ahmad Doji who is a resident of Habbak Mohalla Shanpora of Srinagar. Even though the fire was taken under control by the tenders, the house was damaged. However, no injuries were reported in the incident.

Earlier in the day a similar fire broke out in Mumbai. The incident took place in a scrap yard in Mankhurd area. The fire was taken under control but two injuries were reported.

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