University professor, ex-lady judge among five dead in Karachi house fire

By: News Desk
Published: 11:12 AM, 12 Aug, 2021
University professor, ex-lady judge among five dead in Karachi house fire
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At least five people, including two women, lost their lives after a fire broke out at their house because of short-circuiting in Karachi's Mohammed Ali Society, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The dead included university professor Farhat Mirza and a retired judge Sabiha Mirza.

All victims were aged between 45 and 80 years. They included 80-year-old Sultan Mirza, 72-year-old Shazia, 78-year-old Sabiha Mirza, 60-year-old Farhat Mirza and 45-year-old Akbar.

One of the victims was Professor Farhat Mirza who was the head Medicine Fransic of the Jinnah Sindh Medical University. He had also served as head of medical board of high-profile cases. Farhat Mirza's brother and two sisters were among the dead.

The house was located on Miran Shah Road, Bahadurabad. Fire brigade officials said that the fire completely engulfed the first floor of the three three-storey building.

As per Rescue officials, there were seven individuals present at the house at the time of the accident and five of them were shifted to a hospital while they were unconscious.

The hospital officials said the deceased fell unconscious due to excessive smoke in their rooms and later died of suffocation. Reports said that rescue teams entered the house by breaking the fence to rescue the people.

Reporter Faisal Shakeel