MULTAN: A 60-year-old man was burnt to death in a fire that destroyed goods worth millions in Loha Market on Thursday. The fire erupted in a workshop and quickly engulfed the entire structure in flames. A 60-year-old man named Farooq was killed in the incident. Upon receiving information of the incident, rescue workers and the fire brigade rushed to the scene. They managed to control the flames in the span of half an hour. In a separate incident, a short circuit caused a fire in a cotton factory in Bahawalpur, which burned through the storage room, damaging and destroying cotton worth millions of rupees. Rescue workers and firefighters, along with six fire trucks rushed to the scene, getting the flame under control with an hour and a half.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2018.