Would-be bride among five women burnt to death in Rawalpindi house fire

Wedding preparations were in full swing when fire engulfed house in Satellite Town


News Desk January 15, 2019
A wedding ceremony was in full swing when the fire suddenly engulfed the house. PHOTO: FILE

At least five women, including a would-be bride, died as a mysterious fire engulfed a house in Satellite Town of Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Wedding preparations were in full swing when the fire erupted, reported Express News. 

Two others sustained critical injuries in the incident.

The women, identified as 24-year-old Sana Tariq, Hina, 14, Hifza, 20, Minahil, 25, and 22-year-old Naina lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sana, the bride-to-be, was all set to get married on January 17.

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According to Rescue-1122, the house located on Iran Road near Beaconhouse school caught fire due to a burning heater.

Three injured women were shifted to Benazir Bhutto hospital in critical condition, while one of them succumbed to her injuries before the rescue, said a Rescue-1122 spokesperson.

He said that the house had plenty of woodwork and carpet, which resulted in the spread of fire.

An investigation was launched to ascertain the exact cause of the fire.

With additional input from APP

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