WORLD Fire claims 3 lives in SW Pakistan

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Fire claims 3 lives in SW Pakistan

Xinhua

17:08, August 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out at a petrol station in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province and killed at least three people, local media and police said on Thursday.

According to the police sources, the incident occurred when people were filling their vehicles' fuel tanks at the petrol pump in the Nok Kundi area of Chagai district.

After the incident, rescue teams and fire brigade reached the area immediately and controled the fire, which has also damaged several shops nearby.

All the bodies have been shifted to a hospital in the district. A heavy contingent of Rangers, a paramilitary force, and police also arrived at the site of fire.

A thick cloud of smoke engulfed the whole area following the accident, causing panic among the residents.

According to the rescue officials, the cause of the fire is not known yet. 

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