At least three people and seven children were injured as a massive forest fire raged for ten days in southwest forest in Balochistan province of Pakistan.
Hundreds of trees have been destroyed by the fire on Koh-e-Sulamain, a mountain range that connects three Pakistani provinces: Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab, and people of nearby villages have been displaced.
The first fire started out on May 9 in Musakhail district and burned for over a week, destroying pine-nut trees in a 22-kilometer radius. On Wednesday night, a second forest fire erupted out near Saraghalai in the district of Sheerani. Three people died while attempting to put out the fire.
An official of Zhob division said that four people are still stuck in the forest as the rescue efforts are underway in the area.
People on social media have asked locally and internationally authorities to take quick measures to control the fire that has put also the lives of wildlife on danger.