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Two siblings burnt in house fire in Barki

By Our Correspondent
April 03, 2024
Representational image of a house on fire. — AFP/File
Representational image of a house on fire. — AFP/File

LAHORE:A man and his sister were burnt alive when a fire broke out in a house in the limits of Barki police on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the house due to a short circuit. The victims were identified as Tahir and his sister Wajeeha. On receiving the information about the incident, the rescue teams and the police reached the spot. Police said that Tahir and Wajeeha, who were mentally retarded, were sleeping in the room when the fire broke out. The police shifted bodies to the mortuary.

1,997 held for violating Kite Flying Act

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