A house suddenly caught fire late on Wednesday night in Moda Bachhai area of Tehsil Surankot of border district Poonch. A fifty-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter, and an eight-year-old boy were injured in the fire. Due to severe burns, the mother and daughter died on the spot. With the help of local people, the injured boy has been admitted to the sub-district hospital, Surankot, where he is undergoing treatment. After the post-mortem, the police handed over both the bodies to their relatives.
According to the information, the flames suddenly started rising from the house of Muzaffar Hussain Shah son Sadiq Hussain Shah at Qazi Katha of Moda Bachhai in Surankot at around 3.30 pm on Wednesday. His neighbour, seeing flames rising from the house, informed the villagers and the police. On hearing the news of the fire, the village people rushed to the spot and immediately started trying to douse the fire. Meanwhile, police personnel and the fire brigade also reached the site. The fire department brought the fire under control after a lot of effort, but it was too late by then.
Muzzafar Hussain Shah’s wife, Sharifa Bi and daughter Tahira Kausar died due to burns, and an eight-year-old boy has suffered severe burns, admitted to the hospital.
The Surankote police have registered a case, and investigation is on to investigate the cause of the fire. The family alleged that some mischievous element started the fire. The victim’s family said that the matter should be investigated. However, police officials said that nothing could be displayed yet. At present, the police are investigating the case.