Fire kills 10 in Thatta

By AFP
Published: February 7, 2016
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In this file photo, a man surveys the damage caused by the blaze that destroyed a dozen shanties in Karachi. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

In this file photo, a man surveys the damage caused by the blaze that destroyed a dozen shanties in Karachi. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: A fire started by a falling oil lamp engulfed several huts in Thatta, Sindh and killed 10 people including women and children early Sunday, police said.

The tragedy occurred on Bachoo island in the Thatta district of Sindh.

“The fire broke out after an oil lamp in one of the huts fell to the ground. The fire later engulfed several huts, killing 10 people,” a senior local police official, Fida Hussain, told AFP.

Blaze in shanties claims five lives

He said nine people died on the spot and another on the way to the hospital.

Two children and four women were among the dead, while two injured children were transferred to the Civil Hospital in Karachi for treatment.

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