Fire in village kills 10 in southern Pakistan: Police

  • AFP, Karachi
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2016 21:19 IST

A fire started by a falling oil lamp engulfed several huts in a Pakistan fishing village and killed 10 people, including women and children early on Sunday, police said.

The tragedy occurred on Bachoo island in the Thatta district of the southern province of Sindh.

“The fire broke out after an oil lamp in one of the huts fell to the ground. The fire later engulfed several huts, killing 10 people,” a senior local police official, Fida Hussain, told AFP.

He said nine people died on the spot and another on the way to the hospital.

Two children and four women were among the dead, while two injured children were transferred to the Civil Hospital in Karachi for treatment.

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