Nine die in Dadu village fire

CM directs administration to speed up rescue operation


Our Correspondent April 20, 2022
The village of about 120 homes was completely destroyed in the fire. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

KARACHI:

As many as nine persons including eight children and a woman died in a fire incident that took place in Faiz Mohammed Village near Mahar Town of Dadu District.

The village of about 120 homes was completely destroyed in the fire.

According to details, the fire broke out in Faiz Muhammad Chandio Goth, some 25km away from Mahar Town. The villagers said that no fire engines were available to reach the spot and douse the flames.

Sources informed The Express Tribune that there is one fire station in Mahar Town but fire tender is not available.

Villagers said that eight persons were injured in the fire incident and they were rushed to hospitals in Larkana and Mahar Town.

Over 50 animals, including goats, buffalos and cows were also burnt in the fire.

A villager informed that acute shortage of water was the main reason that locals were unable to douse flames on self-help basis.

Shafqat Hussain, a local resident of Mahar Town said that no help reached the village till Tuesday evening.

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The villagers said that the fire broke out at 11:30pm on Monday and lasted until 9:00am on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah expressed deep grief over the deaths of innocent villagers. He directed the district administration for stepping up the rescue operation and provide medical facility to the injured.

He further asked the administration to shift the victims to the safest place. The Chief Minister said that he must be updated on every single development pertaining to the rescue operation.

He also directed the police to assist the district administration during the rescue operation.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2022.

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