10 of a family burnt to death in Kohistan

F.P. Report
LOWER KOHISTAN: At least 10 people, including children and women, were killed and three injured in a fire incident early Friday morning in the Seri area of Pattan, the district headquarters of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lower Kohistan.
Lower Kohistan Rescue 1122 spokesperson, Farman Ali told that the fire erupted in a wooden house due to an electric short circuit in the early hours of Friday when the residents were asleep.As a result, the house’s roof collapsed, leading to the deaths of 10 family members and leaving three others injured. Ali further said that until the residents woke up, the entire house had been engulfed in fire.
The rescue official said that as it was dark when rescue efforts were under way, and they faced difficulties in retrieving the bodies and the injured. “However, their bodies have been recovered and the three injured have been shifted to Pattan’s Rural Health Centre,” Ali added.
He further said that eight buffalos also perished in the incident as the fire was on a “huge scale” and locals had taken part in the rescue efforts as well. A few days ago, an enormous fire at a commercial high-rise on Karachi’s Sharea Faisal road had been attributed by Chief Fire Officer Ishtiaq Ahmed to an electric short circuit that had lit up a panaflex banner hanging on the building on fire. A week ago, another fire caused by an electrical short circuit in a house had engulfed as many as 36 thatched houses in Mithi’s Aqil locality. Although no loss of life was reported, all valuables and other belongings of the affectees had been completely destroyed by the devastating fire.
The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday expressed grief and sorrow over the fire incident in Lower Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At least 10 persons of the same family, including women, children and men died and 13 others were injured when fire broke out in a house in Siri Paye area of Lower Kohistan. The prime minister prayed to Allah Almighty for grant of eternal peace and elevation of ranks in paradise to those killed in the incident. He also directed to provide all possible medical assistance to the injured.
Meanwhile, Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Azam Khan on Friday expressed profound grief over the tragic incident of fire eruption in a house that claimed the lives of at least ten people from the same family in Lower Kohistan district.