LAHORE: A fire in a plaza in New Anarkali area of Lahore left at least 13 people dead, including one woman and child, police and hospital sources confirmed.
According to sources, rescue teams reached the site immediately to put out the fire and recover the survivors as well as the victims.
The bodies and the injured were all taken to Mayo Hospital.
DCO Lahore confirmed that the victims died due to suffocation and burns.
According to the rescue 1122 and Mayo Hospital sources, nine bodies and six injured were shifted to the hospital where four of the injured succumbed to their injuries.
Rescue sources stated that the incident took place in a multi story building Khalid Centre near Urdu Bazaar Lohari market. This building had a number of wholesale garments shops.