SRINAGAR: A massive fire broke out in the remote Kudara village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Tuesday, resulting in the destruction of three houses and six shops. An elderly lady, identified as Noor Begum, was injured during the incident.

According to an official statement, the fire originated in one of the houses and quickly spread to neighboring structures. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

The incident caused extensive damage to properties worth lakhs of rupees. Noor Begum, who is 80 years old, was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The three completely destroyed houses belonged to the brothers Noor Hussain and Muneer Hussain, along with their uncle Mushtaq Ahmad Khan. Additionally, all six shops in the area were reduced to rubble. These shops included medical and veterinary stores, a food store, and a Kiryana store.

Upon visiting the location and assessing the extent of the damage, the district authorities offered assistance to the affected families. Each family received immediate financial aid of Rs 10,000, along with three kitchen sets to meet their essential needs. Thirty-five blankets were also distributed to help them cope with the challenging situation.


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