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Two children killed in Lahore house fire

The parents of the victims have been detained

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 23, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Posted: Feb 23, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Two children killed in Lahore house fire

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Two children were killed after a fire broke out at the house in Lahore's Manga Mandi, the police said on Monday. According to Rescue 1122, the victims were four and seven years old. "The fire has been doused and the bodies have been moved to the hospital," a rescue official said. The police suspect the house was set ablaze and detained the children's parents. "A forensic team has been called in to investigate the evidence collected from the fire site," a police officer said. On Tuesday, the police arrested the vicitms' mother on charges of possible murder. She is being investigated. While speaking on SAMAA TV's programme Qutb Online, Saddar ASP Habib Memon said that the woman told the police she wanted to take her life after a fight with her husband. She attempted suicide but was stopped by her family members and neighbours. Suicide prevention Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: • Do not leave the person alone. • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt. • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional • You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them. Mind Organisation 042 35761999Umang 0317 4288665Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139Baat Karo 0335 5743344Taskeen 0332 5267936Rooh 0333 3337664Rozan 0800-22444OpenCounseling 042 35761999 The story was originally published on February 22, 2021.
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Two children were killed after a fire broke out at the house in Lahore’s Manga Mandi, the police said on Monday.

According to Rescue 1122, the victims were four and seven years old. “The fire has been doused and the bodies have been moved to the hospital,” a rescue official said.

The police suspect the house was set ablaze and detained the children’s parents. “A forensic team has been called in to investigate the evidence collected from the fire site,” a police officer said.

On Tuesday, the police arrested the vicitms’ mother on charges of possible murder. She is being investigated.

While speaking on SAMAA TV’s programme Qutb Online, Saddar ASP Habib Memon said that the woman told the police she wanted to take her life after a fight with her husband.

She attempted suicide but was stopped by her family members and neighbours.

Suicide prevention

Here’s what you should do if someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide:

• Do not leave the person alone.

• Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

• Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

• You can get in touch with the following mental health helplines and speak to them.

  • Mind Organisation 042 35761999
  • Umang 0317 4288665
  • Talk2me.pk 0333 4065139
  • Baat Karo 0335 5743344
  • Taskeen 0332 5267936
  • Rooh 0333 3337664
  • Rozan 0800-22444
  • OpenCounseling 042 35761999

The story was originally published on February 22, 2021.

 
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