Three injured as fire engulfs eight houses at Benazir University in Upper Dir

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UPPER DIR: At least three people, including two firefighters from the rescue services, sustained burn injuries when a massive fire broke out at the residential area of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University in Upper Dir.

Sources said that as many as eight bungalows of professors have been reduced to ashes so far, adding that the fire has been extinguished after hectic efforts lasting over several hours.

Eyewitness and rescue services said smoke emitting from the houses could be seen from a long distance. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, the fire department and the police ruled out the possibility of any sabotage behind the incident.

Earlier on March 22, two children and their mother had lost their lives as the fire had broken out at their residence in the Jamshed town area of Karachi.

According to the police the fire had broken out due to a short circuit in the house.

The bodies of the deceased had been moved to the hospital, while further investigation into the incident was underway. According to the neighbors, the head of the family was abroad for employment purposes.

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