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Six killed as a building catches fire in Pakistan's Lahore

English.news.cn   2013-01-20 08:09:20            

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least six people including a police officer were killed and four others injured on Saturday night as a four-storey building caught fire in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, local media reported.

According to the reports, the fire broke out at the third floor of a four-storey building located at the Abbot Road area of Lahore.

The fire was so intensive that it quickly engulfed all other storeys of the building and also affected three other buildings located around it.

Police, rescue teams and fire fighters rushed to the site and started rescue work.

Rescue chief told media that they shifted six bodies and four injured people to the hospital besides rescuing 50 others who were trapped in the building.

At least 14 fire engines took part in the operation to put off the fire.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Lahore Noor ul Amin, the fire erupted due to the electricity short circuit that later covered the whole building.

Editor: Fang Yang
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