RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army will provide helicopters for relief operations in Leepa Valley.
This is in connection with accidental fire that broke out in Leepa Bazar, Azad Kashmir ostensibly due to short circuiting, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The fire spread and engulfed the entire market, inflicting heavy material casualties to civil population in the area. Resultantly, 88 shops, six houses, three jeeps and motorcycles were substantially damaged.
Pakistan Army troops along with civil administration quickly responded to the catastrophe and not only controlled the fire before dawn but also helped prevent further loss of life and property. A total of 150 soldiers participated in the relief and rescue operations. NNI