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January 16, 2021

Timber burnt in Torghar, Lower Kohistan incidents

Peshawar

January 16, 2021

MANSEHRA: A large number of trees and timber beams were burnt in two separate fire incidents that happened in Torghar and Lower Kohistan districts Thursday night.

The wildfire, which broke out in Hassanzai forests in Torghar, spread over a wide area destroying trees and affecting the wildlife.

According to locals, the insects and wildlife was also affected due to the fire, which was extinguished by the locals after a hectic effort of many hours.

In another incident, the fire that broke out in a timber depot in Pattan area of Lower Kohistan, destroyed a large quantity of the wooden beams.

A police party, led by DPO Lower Kohistan Zulfiqar Khan Jadoon, rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire after hectic efforts of several hours. However, no loss of life was reported in both the incidents.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested 13 gamblers and seized gambling money from their possession in an early morning raid in Pano Dehri area on Friday.

The police party, led by the Assistant Superintendent of Police Nabeel Khokar, conducted the raid on a shop following a tip-off.