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Fire engine meets with accident in Pulwama, crew injured

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Srinagar: A fire engine heading towards Nichandajan Sangerwani in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district to put out a nocturnal blaze, skidded off the road and fell into a gorge last night, leading to injuries to crew members, officials said on Sunday.

Quoting the officials, news agency GNS reported that during the intervening night of January 01 and 02, a fire broke out in the houses and cowshed of two brothers — Nazir Ahmad Gorsi and Mukhtar Ahmad Gorsi, sons of Taj Mohammad Gorsi at Nichandajan Sangerwani.

A local unit of Fire and Emergency Services Department at Keller was accordingly intimated, officials said.

As per the officials, as the fire engine was heading towards the site, it skidded off the slippery road near Abhama village leading to injuries to the crew members on board.

In the meantime fire-tenders were rushed from a different unit. However, both the houses and a cowshed suffered substantial damage in the blaze by then, officials added.

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