Wildfire: One dead, five injured in forest fire

During the operation one forester Babu Akhtar died and five others were injured


APP December 24, 2017
Photo: REUTERS

ABBOTTABAD: One person died and five others injured while attempting to extinguish a forest fire of Goreeni area on Saturday.

Abbottabad District Forest Officer (DFO) on receiving information of the fire in Goreeni forest had sent a team to extinguish it.

During the operation one forester Babu Akhtar died and five others were injured. The injured were rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad.

Forest Conservator Izhar Khan along with staff reached the spot and inspected the site where the jungle caught fire and spread rapidly.

Secretary Forests Syed Nazar Shah also took notice and ordered inquiry. He said that no one would be spared if found involved in jungle fire and would be brought to justice.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2017.

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