GUJRANWALA: Three children died and two were injured on Sunday while playing at their homes.
Eight-year-old Ali Raza, a resident of Ghoray Shah Bazaar, was playing with some children on the roof of his house when he slipped and fell in the courtyard. He was taken to Civil Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.
In another incident, five-year-old Asma of Noshehra Road slipped from the stairs and was severely injured. She, too, was taken to Civil Hospital, where she was later said to be out of danger.
In Gujrat, two brothers died and their baby sister was injured while they were playing with firecrackers on their roof in Sonambri village.
Rescue officials said Muhammad Ashraf’s children Farrukh Ali, 15, Saeed Anwar, 13, and Fatima, 3, had found some firecrackers lying outside their house and taken those to the roof of their house to play.
They said when the children lighted the firecrackers, their clothes caught fire, severely injuring their legs and abdomen. The children were taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Khaarian, where Ali and Anwer died. Doctors treating the girl said she was in critical condition.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th,2013.