September 25, 2017

North Okkalapa fire kills girl of nine

Local people view losses in outbreak of fire in North Okkalapa Township. Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)
Local people view losses in outbreak of fire in North Okkalapa Township. Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)

A fire broke out in Tathalingyeik ward of North Okkalapa Township at 12.40 am on Sunday morning, killing a girl of nine.
The fire started by overheating and electric fault of a service wire at a squatter plot of Daw Than Than Win and spread to houses nearby.
More than 150 firemen and members of Red Cross society with 12 fire engines were able to extinguish the fire at about 1.15 am. The fire destroyed eight houses and killed a girl of nine. Although fire engines were sent to the house quickly, narrow streets in the ward and strong wind hampered the efforts to put out the fire, according to a fire department official.
The fire has left 51 people from eight families homeless.

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