Jammu & Kashmir

Mother-son duo charred to death, 6 houses gutted in fire in Srinagar

Srinagar: A 40-year-old woman and her son were charred to death after their house caught fire in Haftchinar area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least six residential houses were gutted during the intervening night of Sunday-Monday in Haftchinar area of Srinagar, which falls under the jurisdiction of Shergari Police Station.

“Fire broke out in a residential house of one Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, son of Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh of Dogerpati Haftchinar, which engulfed into another residential houses during the intervening night of Sunday-Monday,” they said.

In the incident, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh’s wife identified as Ajmeera (40), his son Mohammad Abbass Sheikh (6), died on the spot.

The duo was taken to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital where they were declared brought dead.

Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Nazir Choudhary told KNO that the duo was declared brought dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is being ascertained, officials said.


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