Ganderbal: A government school was gutted in a mysterious fire on Wednesday in Ganderbal district. Witnesses said that fire broke out in Government Middle School Gujar Basti Thune Kangan area of Ganderbal district on Wednesday evening damaging the entire one-storey building.
Police officials said that among two single storied buildings of middle school situated in the same compound, fire broke out in one of them causing massive damages to it. He said with timely interventions and hectic efforts by fire tenders, police and locals the fire was brought under control and prevented fire from engulfing to other school building. A case has been registered under relevant sections and investigation has been initiated in this regard.
Abdul Rahim Magrey zonal education officer Hariganiwan told Kashmir Reader the fire has caused heavy damage to the office room and two other rooms. “We are yet to assess the internal damages caused by the fire,” he said.