Overnight Fire Gutted Seven Shops in Srinagar’s Goni Khan Market

Riyaz Bhat

SRINAGAR

Gutted shopping complex .
Gutted shopping complex .

At least seven shops were gutted in a devastating fire in a KBT shopping complex on Thursday night at Srinagar’s Goni Khan Market.

The fire broke out in the top floor of the commercial complex last night, destroying restaurant, other shops on all floors of the building.

“The fire erupted around 10pm last night in the top floor of the complex causing at least a loss of rupees 5-6 crore,” said the complex owner, Khursheed A Bhat.

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Till Friday morning, the firefighters continue fighting fire.

Meanwhile the local revenue officer said the affected persons shall be given an emergency relief by State Disaster Response Fund (SRDF).

Police said they have registered a case and taken up investigation to ascertain the cause of fire.

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