Fire at police station kills one in Pakistani capital

08:25, April 22, 2010      

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A 25-year-old young man was killed on Wednesday evening when fire broke out at a police station in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, police said.

The incident occurred in the Aabpara police station of the city. The fire soon engulfed the record room and a store inside the station.

Fire brigade and rescue teams rushed to the scene to control the situation. At least 12 persons were safely evacuated out of the police station.

The killed was reportedly a welder. The exact cause of the fire was yet to be determined as high police officers and investigating teams reached the spot.

Witnesses said some rooms of the police station were still on fire with fire-engines fighting to put off the flames.

The Aabpara police station, adjacent to a food market, also houses the Control Room from where the police activities throughout the Islamabad district are monitored.

Source: Xinhua


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