UPPER DIR – Six siblings were killed when a fire engulfed a house in Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday morning, police said.

According to initial report, Hamesh Gul, a resident of Babozi area of Dogg Darah village, had lit a fire inside the house, so those inside could stay warm. But, unfortunately, the fire spread and engulfed the whole structure.

As a result, five sisters and a brother were burnt to death while they were asleep, officials of Sheringal police station said.

The deceased were aged between three to 12, the official said. The father of the diseased told police that his two other family members sustained burn injuries.

The house was completely charred in the fire incident.