Pakistan: Fire in Islamabad building brought under control

10 Sep 2017


Islamabad, Sept 10: Fire, which broke out at Awami Markaz building in the Red Zone of Pakistan's Islamabad city, has been brought under control, media reports said.

According to reports, two people were killed in the fire.


Two people were killed and at least five injured after the fire erupted initially in the morning, Geo News reported.


To know the exact cause behind the fire incident a four-member committee has been formed.


Firefighters and the Pakistan Navy fought hard to bring the fire under control.


The building assumes significance as it houses several private and government offices.


Acting Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Farasat Khan, talking to Geo News, explained that when the cooling operation was under way on the third and fourth floors, the fire restarted after it received oxygen as the doors were opened by rescue staff.


"All measures are being taken to control the situation," he said.

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