KARACHI: At least five people including two minors were killed on Thursday when a fire broke out in slums located in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the metropolis, said a police official.
A contingent of fire brigades was immediately dispatched to the site of the incident. The fire which was extinguished claimed five lives by the time it was brought under control.
In other hand seven people including five children were killed in a fire at a two-storey house on Wednesday morning in Rawalpindi’s Chaklala Scheme 3 area. Two women were also injured in the fire.
Two women who were injured during the fire have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Rescue team put out the fire.The fire was extinguished by a fire brigade team, and police are now investigating the incident.
Eyewitnesses in the neighbourhood told DawnNews that the fire began at around 7:30am this morning. After seeing smoke and fire in the upper portion of the house.