Fire destroys 25,000 books in Afghanistan's Faizabad area
Kabul, Mar 16 (IBNS): A fire incident at a library in Afghanistan's Faizabad area left thousand of books burned, media reports said on Friday.
Lt. Col. Abdul Jabbar, the firefight manager at the provincial police headquarter, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place around 8pm on Thursday night.
Besides 25,000 scientific and literature books, an amount of stationary materials and food items also torched in the fire, he told the Afghanistan news agency.
Several nearby shops and commercial offices were also burned in the incident.
Jabbar told the news agency leak from a liquefied gas balloon was the reason of the blaze.
Rohul Amin Amani, the owner of the library, told the news agency that the fire left four stationary stores, 25,000 books and several grocery shops destroyed.