At least four people including a woman and three children were burnt alive when fire erupted in a house here in Muzaffargarh late Saturday night.

According to details fire started due to electric short circuit and engulfed the house owned by Muhammad Asif, located in Khanwala locality of Baseera near Muzaffargarh.

The fire spread rapidly and spread to entire building within few minutes. Rescue teams and volunteers reached the site and started the rescue operation. The fire was brought under control after more than one hour’s hectic efforts.

Meantime four family members including house wife, Tahira Bano 21, her two children Khurram Shahzad 03, two-month old Sawaira and a guest Saima were burnt to death. The house owner Muhammad Asif who was not present in the house at the time of fire was the only survivor of the family.