GUJRANWALA: A van caught fire at a petrol pump here on Monday.
No one was hurt while Rescue 1122 firefighters extinguished the fire.
Onlookers said the van driver was refilling a tank at the filling station on Hafizabad Road when flames erupted and engulfed the van and a refilling machine in no time. The people and staff ran for life.
Rescue 1122 firefighting teams extinguished the fire after a hectic operation. The petrol pump has closed for safety measures.
Another fire broke out in a plastic shop near Alam Chowk and reduced raw and ready to deliver material to ashes.
Rescue 1122 District Emergency Officer Rifat Zya said the fire erupted due to a short circuit on the third floor of the shop. Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire before it spread to the other buildings.
DROWN: Two persons drowned in a canal here in Hafizabad on Monday.
According to reports, Ahmed Raza, 21, and Zohaib, 22, both friends, went to the canal near Karianwala for a bath. They were swept in the strong current of the canal and drowned. People swimming nearby took out the bodies.
Their bodies were handed over to their families.
Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2020