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6 of a family burnt to death in Helmand

6 of a family burnt to death in Helmand

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Dec 26, 2013 - 16:37

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Six people of a family have been burnt to death in a blaze caused by petrol in southern Helmand province, healthinfo-icon officials said on Thursday.

Dr. Nisar Ahmad Barak, the Bost Hospital head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in Bust Qala locality last night when a woman was washing a turbine with petrol.

Petrol caught fire that spread to a nearby gas cylinder, killing three people on the spot, he said, adding three others succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

The victims included a couple and their four teenage daughters. Another child injured in the incident is in critical condition.  

According to provincial health officials, 244 burn cases have been registered during the current year, showing an increase.

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