Fire damages Mosque in Bandipora

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Srinagar

A mosque (Masjid-e-Noor) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was damaged in a devastating fire incident on Saturday morning.

Mosque gutted in fire in Nowpora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on June 22, 2019. KL image

An eyewitness said that fire engulfed in the third and second storey of the building, damaging it completely. “The third storey of the Mosque is completely damaged and the second one has suffered partial damage,” he said.

Locals told Kashmir Life that around 4: 00 am fire engulfed the 3rd storey of the mosque and then surrounded the second storey as well. “The third floor which is also the Zila-Markaz of Tableeghi Jamaat in Bandipora district has been damaged completely,” a local source told Kashmir Life.

Mosque damaged by fire in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, June 22, 2019. KL image

However, locals also complained that the delayed action by the fire and emergency men resulted in more damage to the mosque. Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and investigations have been taken up. It is pertinent to mention here that district’s fire brigade station is located few meters away from the mosque.

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