Eight dead as fire sweeps Khairpur Nathan village

100 houses destroyed, 500 cattle heads killed

By: News Desk
Published: 10:11 AM, 19 Apr, 2022
Eight dead as fire sweeps Khairpur Nathan village
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At least eight persons including three children burnt alive and many others sustained critical burns after a fire engulfed as many as 100 houses in Faiz Muhammad Chandio village in the suburbs of Khairpur Nathan Shah last night, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

According to the rescue sources, the injured and the bodies of the deceased were shifted to a local hospital.

The fire also killed as many as 500 cattle heads; it reduced household items worth hundreds of thousands of rupees to ashes.

Locals put out the fire after hectic efforts spanning five hours as the fire brigade staff did not arrive at the scene despite repeated calls.

They blamed the fire brigade staff for the loss they suffered, stating that the cell phones of the authorities concerned including Dadu deputy commissioner, Khairpur Nathan Shah assistant commissioner, and chief municipal officer were found turned off when they were contacted for assistance.

Reporter: Fayyaz Jaffery