MUZAFFARGARH: As many as five children and a woman died as fire engulfed four houses in Muzaffargarh on Friday.
As per details, the fire suddenly broke out in a house and engulfed three other houses in Sanawan area of Muzaffargarh district, killing six persons and injuring three others.
The injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital in Multan.
Firefighters and locals extinguished the blaze within an hour. Initial investigation reveals that the blaze has been caused by an electrical short-circuit.
Fires at commercial buildings and homes kill or wound dozens of people every year in Pakistan, where smoke detectors are rare. NNI