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Lahore fire under control as more than 10 people die in blaze

Updated May 10, 2013 08:17am
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.