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Chitral: 70 shops, 3 houses gutted in Drosh

CHITRAL: A fire erupted in Drosh bazaar of Chitral district here Friday that engulfed a big portion of the marketplace in no time and destroyed several shops. Rescue sources informed that a fire erupted in Drosh bazaar on Friday morning which was quickly spread in the area and destroyed at least 70 shops of the...

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 17, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

CHITRAL: A fire erupted in Drosh bazaar of Chitral district here Friday that engulfed a big portion of the marketplace in no time and destroyed several shops.

Rescue sources informed that a fire erupted in Drosh bazaar on Friday morning which was quickly spread in the area and destroyed at least 70 shops of the market, incurring loss of millions of rupees to the shopkeepers.

The sources said that soon after information about fire eruption, heavy staff of fire-brigade volunteers and police reached the site and doused the fire after hours-long hectic efforts. Around 70 shops and three houses were destroyed in the fire.

The shopkeepers said they have lost all their goods and valuables worth millions of rupees due to the fire.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner and officer of Disaster Management visited the site of the fire and inspected the rescue activities. President Chitral Chamber of Commerce was also present at the scene.

Police have started investigation to find out the real cause behind fire eruption. –APP
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