PAMPORE: A cotton factory was completely destroyed in fire at the Sidco complex industrial area Khanmoh area of Srinagar district on Sunday evening.
Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that massive fire engulfed Tabassum cotton factory at Sidco complex Industrial Phase-2nd Khanmoh due to electric short circuit.
The owner of factory Farooq Ahmad told Kashmir Reader goods worth Rs10 lakh were gutted in the fire incident.
Ahmed added that that the fire started from a working room where machinery, raw material used for manufacturing had been stored besides other finishing items.
“The fire and smoke was so thick that four fire tenders took one hour to control the blaze and prevent from spreading to other structures,” said eyewitnesses, They managed to control the fire from spreading to adjoining structures.
Meanwhile, panic gripped entire area after the news spread and people of adjoining areas also rushed towards the area to assist police and fire service personal in firefighting operation.