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Kohistan house fire claims ten lives

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LOWER KOHISTAN: Eleven members of the same family, including women, children and men died and 12 others got injured when a house caught fire and its roof collapsed on the residents in Siri Paye area here.

The District Emergency Officer, Sajid Ali, informed Media on Friday (17th of March, 2023) that during the night, a sudden fire broke out in the house of Nawab Wali Muhammad Khan in the Siri Paye area of Lower Kohistan.

He added that as a result of the fire, the roof of the house collapsed and the residents were trapped underneath.

The wife of Nawab Khan, his five daughters and son were killed on the spot while three others were injured.

Sajid Ali said that upon receiving the information, Rescue 1122, Fire Brigade and ambulance immediately arrived at the place of incident and started the rescue operation.

Unfortunately, due to the intensity of the fire, the people trapped underneath, teams from Upper Kohistan and Shangla were also requested.

He said that during the search operation, Rescue 1122 rescued 12 people and shifted the injured to the hospital, where three of them are under treatment.


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