Woman, son charred to death in fire
Srinagar: A woman and her son were charred to death in a fire at a locality here, officials said on Monday.
The blaze broke out in a house at Haft Chinar on Sunday night. Six houses were gutted in the incident, according to the officials.
A 40-year-old woman and her six-year-old son were taken to the SMHS hospital, where they were declared brought dead, they said.
Officials said that at least six residential houses were gutted during the fire incident.
“Fire broke out in a residential house of one Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, son of Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh of Dogerpati Haftchinar, which engulfed other residential houses,” 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 the Srinagar’s SMHS hospital where they were declared brought dead.
Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr. Nazir Choudhary said that the duo was declared brought dead at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the cause of fire is being ascertained, officials said, adding that a case has been registered.