THATTA: At least 10 people were burnt to death when a fire burnt shacks to ashes near Keti Bandar in Thatta.

The dead included three women, four children and three men. According to the police, the fire erupted suddenly and engulfed several makeshift houses. Several other persons sustained serious burn injuries, who were shifted to a hospital.

The police said that the cause of the fire could not be ascertained. The identity of the victims could not be ascertained immediately

“We are investigating the incident and will share facts as soon we get them,” said a senior police official.