CHITRAL, July 19: Some unknown people put a timber depot situated in Syedabad (Spagh Lasht) riverbed on fire.
According to the Ayun police, the incident occurred between Friday and Saturday night. Fire extinguishers rushed to the spot from Chitral and Drosh while police and local volunteers also participated in extinguishing the flames. The police said that 42 timber slides had gutted in the fire. The timber was worth over Rs. 1.2 million.
The timber depot was the property of the Forest Development Corporation (FDC) where the timbers from the forests of Birir, Rumboor and Bumborate valley were brought to be further transported to Chakdara. The police have initiated an inquiry into the incident.—K.A. Jamil]]>