37 deaths, damage to 1700 structures in 2500 IIOJK fire incidents in 2022


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, over 2500 fire incidents took place over the past year in which 37 people lost their lives while nearly 1700 structures suffered damage in the Kashmir valley.

According to details shared by the Fire & Emergency Services, Kashmir, the highest number of fire incidents was reported from Srinagar in which 414 structures suffered damage while 5 people lost their lives.

As per district-wise break-up, Srinagar recorded 566 fire incidents from January 2022 to December 2022 in which 414 structures as well as 33 shops and 13 shopping complexes suffered the damage.

Also, during the period, in Srinagar, 5 people were killed while 3 others were left injured. In the district, 14 vehicles were damaged in the fire incidents while 59 electric transformers were also involved in the incidents of blaze.

In district Budgam, officials said, 219 fire incidents were reported in which 112 structures were damaged apart from 10 shops and 12 shopping complexes. In the incidents of fire in the district, 6 vehicles and 15 electric transformers were also damaged.

In the district Ganderbal, 173 fire incidents were reported with one death while 85 structures, 15 shops, 3 vehicles and 10 electric transformers suffered the damage.

Similarly, Islamabad witnessed 271 fire incidents in which 3 people lost their lives while 2 were reported injured. During the period, 219 structures were damaged apart from 44 shops, 2 shopping complexes, 4 vehicles and 12 electric transformers.

In Pulwama, 219 fire incidents were reported during the period in the district in which 6 persons lost their lives and 111 structures were damaged.—KMS