Massive Blaze Destroys Mosque in Srinagar, Rescue Operations Intensify


SRINAGAR: A mosque was gutted in a massive fire that broke out in the downtown area here on Monday, officials said.

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They said there are no reports of any casualties so far.

Besides the mosque, several other buildings, including a commercial complex and residences, were destroyed in the fire in the congested Bohri Kadal locality, the officials said.

They said local people and fire brigade personnel were trying to douse the blaze.

The exact cause of the fire will be ascertained once firefighting operations are complete.

Srinagar Police in a post on X, said that the extensive rescue operation was launched to contain the blaze.

“Extensive ongoing rescue operation by Srinagar Police along with teams of F&ES and locals to contain the massive fire that erupted in Bohri Kadal Masjid and surrounding areas today afternoon,” Srinagar Police wrote


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