LAHORE: A man and his minor daughter died of severe burns after a fire broke out in the servant quarter in a private housing society of Chuhng here on Thursday.

The victims were identified as Ilyas, 35, and Farah, 12.

A police official said they rushed to the site along with Rescue 1122 teams and found the charred bodies of Ilyas and Farah who were employees at the house.

He said apparently, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

He said Ilyas’s wife was out of the house and further details would be shared once inquiry was completed.

FACTORY FIRE: A huge fire at a factory at Gajjumatta near Ferozepur Road gutted valuables, including furniture, on Thursday.

Police said the firefighters rushed to the site when some employees alerted them about

the fire in a portion of the factory. The fire spread so fast that it engulfed a major portion of the factory and its warehouse.

A police official said the teams were trying to control the blaze, which had spread fast due to inflammable material stocked in a huge quantity.

When this report was filed, a spokesperson for the Rescue 1122 said 80pc operation had been completed.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2021



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