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Heroic ward boy rescues 26 children during Sahiwal hospital inferno


A devastating fire broke out in the children’s ward of a teaching hospital in Sahiwal district, Punjab, resulting in the tragic death of four children.

However, the courageous actions of the hospital staff and security guards saved numerous lives, with reports indicating that 60 to 70 children and their families were trapped in the ward during the blaze.

Social activist Sanam Jamali shared a compelling image on social media, depicting  Arshad, a ward boy, heroically rescuing 26 children from the fire caused by a short circuit. Arshad’s swift and selfless response amid the chaos earned him widespread praise and recognition as a hero.

Sadly, the death toll rose to four as two more children succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, while receiving treatment at the hospital. The fire, which initially claimed two lives on Friday, sparked widespread concern and prompted Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif to order a thorough investigation into the incident.

She expressed her deepest condolences to the bereaved families and emphasized the need for strict accountability to ensure such tragedies are prevented in the future.

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