Kargil, Nov 16, KNT: A Jamia Masjid was completely gutted in a devastating fire incident in Drass area of Kargil on late Wednesday evening.
Local sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that fire broke out in the Masjid and in absence of any fire dousing mechanism, the Masjid got completely damaged.
“Qadeem Hanfia Masjid was completely gutted in a fire incident,” confirmed a police officer.
Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan while expressing anguish over the damage to the Masjid said that the fire and emergency department of Ladakh has failed to protect the properties of people in fire incidents. Despite of liberal funding, the department could not provide fire engine service at sub-divisional level. “I request LG Manoj Sinha to establish a fire brigade unit at the sub-divisional level in Ladakh,” he said. [KNT]