ISLAMABAD, Jul 27: Fire incident in a house at suburb area of Islamabad claimed lives of three children, officials say on Monday.
Police spokesman said the incident took place in Muslim Colony within the limits of Islamabad’s Secretariat police station where fire erupted in a house apparently due to petrol kept in bottles.
He said the intense fire engulfed all rooms within minutes.
The children Noor (4 years), Ramble (8 years) and Usman (18 months) died while their father Ansar Iqbal, mother Rubina and two sisters Haleema and Umber got serious burn injuries.
The injured were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
Fire brigades and rescue teams rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire, police said, adding that further investigation was underway to ascertain the actual reason behind the fire.