FIRE AT DOINKHUD BUCHWARA
6 HOUSES GUTTED
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 27: At-least six residential houses were gutted Sunday evening at Doinkhud, Buchwara near the tourist hub of Dalgate. The fire was being doused when the reports last poured in while a few persons received minor injuries in the rescue operations, officials and witnesses said.
Accusing the administration of slow firefighting operation, the locals took to streets even as the flames were being doused.
The locals said a lot could have been saved had the firefighting been fast.
“There has been a delay from the government side… The firefighting is slow as its taking lot of time to bring water,” the locals alleged.
The Fire and Emergency Services officials said they were trying their best to douse the fire and prevent its spread.
Similar were the views of Head of Disaster Management cell, Aamir Ali.
Ali while monitoring the fire-fighting admitted that the operations were being carried out in a difficult situation.
“The water source is Dal lake which is almost a kilometer away from the spot so the water is being relayed from one fire tender to another and this way being made to reach the destination,” Ali explained.
Meanwhile, it’s the second devastating fire in the area. Some two months ago six residential houses were gutted in Dalgate area in similar situation and the victims say they are yet to get any relief from the government.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST
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