Two AJK foresters die as another fire breaks out in Swabi

By: News Desk
Published: 12:32 PM, 14 Jun, 2022
Two AJK foresters die as another fire breaks out in Swabi
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Two Forest Department officials, who had sustained critical burns while extinguishing a fire in the forests of Bhimber district in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), succumbed to their wounds, whereas, another fire broke out in the forest spread over the mountain of Gani Chatra village of Gadoon area in Swabi district on Tuesday morning.

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, Watcher Muhammad Ejaz and Bhimber Forest Division Block Officer Shakoor Ahmed are among the deceased.

They had sustained critical burns while extinguishing a fire in the forests of Samahni tehsil in Bhimber district.

Both of them were under treatment in Army Burn Centre, Kharian.

On the other hand, a fire broke out on a mountain in Gani Chatra village of Gadoon area in Swabi district.

The firefighters of Rescue 1122 reached the spot as soon as they received the report of fire eruption.

The rescue personnel were busy extinguishing the fire till the filing of the report.

Meanwhile, a fire which had erupted in the forest spread over a hill in Kabal area of Swat was extinguished.

Reporters: Zahid Chaudhry and Anwarul Haq