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Fire kills 85 sheep in Pampore

Post by Javid Sofi on Sunday, January 15, 2023

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Pulwama:  Around 85 sheep were charred to death in a fire incident at Konibal village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
Local residents from Konibal village of Pampore Tehsil informed that a sheep farm jointly owned by Farooq Ahmad Bhat,  his brother Mushtaq Ahmad  Bhat and others caught fire on intervening night of January 13 and 14. They added that the shed was sheltering around  85 sheep.
“The fire erupted around 12:45, it destroyed the shed. There were 80 to 85 sheep inside the shed which have been charred to death,” Farooq said, adding it has caused a huge loss to them.
“We have been ruined.  Sheep rearing was our sole source of earning bread and butter, we have no other source from which we can derive our  livelihood” Farooq said, adding that they have suffered a huge loss.
He appealed to authorities to compensate them for the loss so that they can start their sheep farm again.
He added that they had kept some wood inside the shed which too was brunt.
In -charge Fire and Emergency Station Pampore, Nisar Ahmad, said that they received the fire call at around 12:54 am and within no time they reached the spot.
“The fire had already caused the damage when we reached the spot,” he said, adding that had they received the information on time they might have contained the fire.
Tehsildar Pampore, Zubair Ahmad Bhat, said that after receiving information about the incident they visited Konibal village on Saturday afternoon.
“ We found carcasses of 80 to 85 sheep, and a report was prepared after the inspection . The report for compensation was submitted to higher authorities under disaster relief management,” he said, adding that they hope that the affected persons will get fairly compensated within a couple of weeks.

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