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House fire kills nine of family in KP’s Abbottabad

Mother, four girls, and four boys were among deceased
People from the village and recue officials dig out bodies from the ground after house collapsed in Abbottabad’s Treri village on December 24, 2023. Screengrab via video/Aaj News
People from the village and recue officials dig out bodies from the ground after house collapsed in Abbottabad’s Treri village on December 24, 2023. Screengrab via video/Aaj News
People from the village and recue officials dig out bodies from the ground after house collapsed in Abbottabad’s Treri village on December 24, 2023. Screengrab via video/Aaj News
People from the village and recue officials dig out bodies from the ground after house collapsed in Abbottabad’s Treri village on December 24, 2023. Screengrab via video/Aaj News

Nine members of a family were killed after fire ripped through a house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbottabad on Sunday, rescue officials said. Mother and eight children were among the deceased.

The house fire was caused by a short circuit in the Treri village of the district, the administration stated and added that the wooden ceiling and pillars caught fire. The roof of the substandard house collapsed.

Footage showed charred wooden logs, which were used in the house construction, as people in the village and rescue officials searched for bodies under the rubble

Bodies were handed over to the relatives of the family.

Relatives said that the head of the family, Zakir Abbasi, was living in Karachi for employment.

Caretaker KP Chief Minister Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah was grieved over the incident and offered his condolences to the family.

He prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and for patience for the bereaved family.

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