Dozens of cattle perish in a fire incident at Lolab

Srinagar: At least 55 animals were charred to death after a cowshed was gutted completely in a devastating fire at Khurhama area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, last night.

The cowshed caught fire during last midnight. 55 sheep and goats were charred alive in the fire incident and the entire cow shed was damaged, a police official said.

The cowshed belonged to Abdul Hameed Mugal, a resident of Shrant Doban Khurhama.

Station House Officer, Kuligam, Mohammad Rafiq confirmed the incident and said that the cause of the fire was being ascertained.

“A case has been registered and further investigations in this regard taken up,” he said. (GNS)

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