Girl killed, 6 burnt in fire

May 21, 2013 Off By Web Desk

UMERKOT: A minor girl was killed and six persons were burnt in a fire that engulfed 10 houses in Rasal village near Khokhrapar on Tuesday.

The dead minor girl was identified as Bashiran. The injured were Yar Mohammad, Ibrahim, Ms Bashiran, Abdul Jabbar, Aman and Mohammad Ali.

The villagers rushed to the scene and made hectic efforts for extinguishing the fire, Fire brigade machine reached two hours late. However, fire was brought into control with joint efforts.

The fire gutted 10 houses in which goods worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes. The affected families were staying under an open sky and were seeking government aid for rescue and rehabilitation.