One killed, 12 injured as fire erupts in Lahore plaza


At least one person was killed and 12 others injured when a fire engulfed a plaza in Lahore’s Ichra area on Tuesday.

According to initial reports, the fire was triggered by a short circuit, and as wires caught fire, smoke engulfed the seven-storey building.

“A man who jumped out of a window of the plaza succumbed to his injuries,” a police source told the Express News.


Rescue teams arrived at the scene shortly and at least 60 people were evacuated from the building.

Meanwhile, the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Earlier on Saturday night, a fire triggered by a short circuit claimed the lives of six children – all siblings from one to 12 years of age – in Punjab’s provincial capital.

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