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.