Four killed as wildfire rages across Shangla forests

Four killed as wildfire rages across Shangla forests

SHANGLA— Four of a family—including a woman and three children—were killed as a result of a wildfire in the remote area of Ali Jaan Kaparai in Shangla district’s Chakesar tehsil, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), officials said Saturday.

According to details, the fire on the mountain engulfed several nearby houses following which a woman and her three children were burnt to death.

The bodies of the victims were taken to the basic health unit in Chakesar’s Gunangar area.

The police officials confirmed the death of four family members while rescue efforts were underway.

District disaster management authority spokesperson Inamullah Khan stated that a Rescue 1122 team and revenue department staff had reached the area to douse the fire while more teams were on the way.


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