Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Published in Category: Lahore

Three burnt to dead as fire engulf a plaza in Lahore

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Lahore: At least three people were killed after a massive fire broke out at plaza here on Wednesday.

Rescue teams, fire brigade and police rushed to the scene.

The fire, which spread to two floors of the three-storey plaza at Bakar Mandi area on Band Road, was not been brought under control till the filing of this report.

Tragically, three victims plunged to their deaths after waiting in vain to be rescued for four hours as they sought shelter on balconies and window sills.

The bodies of deceased were pulled by rescuers and shifted to hospital.

The deceased were identified as Omar, Waqas and Saqlain, officials said.

The case of fire was not discovered yet however officials said the fire could had erupted due to an electrical short circuit in the building.

The fire engulfed the whole building. Some of the people present managed to escape to the roof of the building from where rescue teams lifted them to safety.