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A man watches firefighters trying to put out a fire from a burning building in central Lahore May 9, 2013. — Photo Reuters
A man watches firefighters trying to put out a fire from a burning building in central Lahore May 9, 2013. — Photo Reuters

LAHORE: After hours of fire-fighting efforts, the fire at the 13-storey LDA plaza situated on Lahore's Edgerton road has been brought under control.

Sources said that in total, more than 10 people have died in the tragedy, which started when the building caught fire on Thursday and quickly intensified as it spread over the building.

Many other people were stranded on the building who tried to escape using makeshift arrangements.

The injured people who had fallen were taken to Nishtar hospital where one of the wounded succumbed to his wounds.

Emergency and firefighting teams had reached the site and were trying to bring the fire under control.

Rescue teams were using helicopters to airlift the stranded occupants from the roof of the burning building.

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M. A. Changezi May 10, 2013 08:47am

All the records on 'Metro bus project' and 'land grabbers/corruption' in Raiwand has been burnt to ashes.

Ashfaq May 10, 2013 08:54am

Rescue 1122, Firefighting, Civil Defense, National Disaster Management Authority, you just keep creating FUTILE unproductive departments for what reason. The only plausible reason could be to run the country in total disarray. This brings budgets to usurp on the one hand and make your political cronies by over stuffing people in the departments. Yet the giants in black & white, in white cotton shawar khamees or in Khakies claim that we have surpassed the heights of K2 or Everest. Votes will not bring change where might is right.

Hasan Hasni May 10, 2013 09:51am

Sad, we still live in last century

NS May 10, 2013 12:38pm

May the dead RIP and injured heal soon. Very sad. Saw pictures of people falling.. un seeable..

z. khan May 10, 2013 12:53pm

It was really a bad incident when 10 people lost their lives. My question is why this happened at a time when Rehman Malik was doing press conference on the corruption of Sharif's, though a huge number of Pakistani know that Sharif's are as corrupt as Zardari.

My point is Rehman Malik told in the press conference about the proofs of Sharif Corruption record were present in LDA building.