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House fire burns crippled woman

LAHORE – A 65-year-old disabled woman was burnt when fire erupted at her house at Pakistani Chowk, Ichra, in the early hours on Thursday. The deceased, Razia, lived in a two-story house with her daughter, her son-in-law, Tariq, and two children. Razia was alone at her house, which was locked from outside, when suddenly, owing to short circuiting, fire erupted in Razia’s room. Flames soon engulfed the entire house. Locals called Rescue 1122 officials, who extinguished the fire. However when rescue officials managed to enter the house, Razia had already died. Rescue 1122 official, Zahid told Pakistan Today, “Locals told us that they had complained WAPDA officials about short circuiting in the area several times but they had not bothered. People are infuriated and were thinking to lodge a protest against WAPDA officials but later they decided against it.” Tariq, a local, said the first fire fighting vehicle reached the scene after about half an hour of their call. He held Rescue 1122 and Fire Brigade officials responsible for the Razia’s death. Ichra Police Station Sub Inspector Anwar told Pakistan Today that one could not hold Rescue 1122 officials responsible for the death because roads leading to Razia’s house were narrow and fire fighting vehicles were not able to reach there. He said that they have handed over the body to the deceased’s family without an autopsy. He said when the fire erupted Razia’s daughter was out for breakfast while Tariq had gone to drop his kids to school.
MISSING GIRL FOUND DEAD: The body of a young girl was found from an empty plot in Sabzazaar police precincts on Thursday. According to the police, the girl, Aasma (25), a resident of the Sabzazaar Yaqoob Quarters, was strangulated. Police found the body in a vacant plot no 315 P-Block in the Sabzazaar. The deceased father told the police that his daughter was schizophrenic and had been missing from the last three days. Police registered an FIR against the unidentified people on the request of the deceased’s father.
ACCIDENTS: Two youths died while two were injured as their car tuned turtle owing to over speeding and bashed into an electric pole in Civil Lines police precincts on Thursday. Four cousins were reportedly going to donate blood to their cousin, who was admitted in the General Hospital, in late hours of Wednesday, when their car toppled over and hit a pole. Two of them died instantly, while other two were injured and shifted to Sir Ganja Ram Hospital in a critical condition. The deceased were identified as Hammad Ahsan and Mohsin, and injured as Shehzad and Waseem. In the other road accident, a 45-year-old rickshaw driver died when his rickshaw collided with a truck in Shahdara police precincts on Thursday. The deceased, yet to be identified, was making his way near Shahdara Town Mor when he met the accident. His rickshaw turned turtle and the driver was injured. He was rushed to the Mayo Hospital where he died. The truck driver though managed to escape while the police have not registered a case.



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