Fire damages Bandipora Masjid partially

A masjid was partially damaged in a fire incident in Nowpora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday morning.

Locals said that the fire erupted at around 4 am and completely gutted third floor of the masjid, which is also Zila-Markaz of Tableeghi Jamaat in Bandipora.

“The fire was so massive that it gutted the third floor and minaret within minutes. We informed the Fire and Emergency Service but reached the spot late, resulting in more damage to the masjid, ” said Gulzar Ahmad, a local resident.

He said that fire and emergency service station was only a few meters away from the masjid. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.