Mirpurkhas: Five children die in orphanage fire

MIRPURKHAS: Five children on Thursday died as a fire broke out at an orphanage in Liaquat Town here, police said.


Deputy Commissioner Mirpurkhas Mehdi Shah confirmed that five children died in the fire incident at Bait-ul-Mal’s orphanage “Sweet Homes”.

Rescue teams reached the incident site and rescued other children. Firefighters also arrived at the orphanage to put out the blaze.

According to District Officer Bait-ul-Mal the cause of the fire was electric short-circuit.

DIG Mirpurkhas, Javed Odho, also confirming five fatalities, said investigation has been started into the incident.