Three teenage sisters tragically lost their lives in a devastating fire that ravaged their home in a remote village nestled within Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, according to officials familiar with the incident.
The incident unfolded on Monday, as flames engulfed the three-story house located in Dhanmasta-Tajnihal village, situated in the Ukhral block. The fire erupted during the early hours of the day, leaving the inhabitants, including the three sisters identified as Bisma (18), Saika (14), and Saniya (11), in a perilous situation.
Tragically, the siblings, who were sleeping on the top floor of the house, were unable to escape the rapidly spreading blaze. Despite efforts to rescue them, the intensity of the fire thwarted any attempts at evacuation.
Rescue and emergency personnel, dispatched to the scene, discovered the lifeless bodies of the teenage sisters amidst the aftermath of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with authorities yet to determine the exact circumstances leading to the tragic incident.
This heartbreaking event serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by residential fires and underscores the importance of fire safety measures within communities, particularly in remote areas where access to emergency services may be limited.