Fire Breaks Out at Ali Towers on Lahore’s MM Alam Road
Man dies after jumping out of burning plaza on Lahore’s MM Alam Road
A massive fire has erupted at the Ali Towers on Lahore’s MM Alam road, but the good news is that according to the rescue sources, the fire that broke out at Ali towers has been brought under control.
The fire broke out at a restaurant trapping dozens of people in stores and residential apartments, the restaurant is located in the basement of Ali Towers.
The local administration said that the fire had been taken under control now, Rescue officials have cleared the building and the procedural cooling process is underway.
Muhammad Farooq (spokesperson of Rescue 1122) said that a search operation had been completed. Two people sustained injuries after jumping off from the building in a bid to escape the fire, and they were taken to a nearby hospital immediately.
There was a huge fire eruption but, after almost an hour-long efforts, the fire brigade personnel doused off the blaze, According to the rescue sources.
Punjab Information Minister Fiazul Hasan Chohan reached the shopping mall located at Gulberg’s MM Alam Road, a famous shopping hub in the capital and said that no casualties were confirmed by the rescue personnel.
All the people in the five-storey building have been evacuated, Punjab Information Minister Fiazul Hassan Chohan added.
Investigations are underway to find out the cause of the fire.
Furthermore “The plaza is owned by former Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s son in law,” Chohan added.
The brigade personnel entered the affected building through an adjacent building. Seven fire tenders took part in extinguishing the fire.
Captain (retd) Anwarul Haq (Deputy Commissioner of Lahore) said that “The fire brigade personnel immediately arrived after the blaze erupted at the building’s basement.”
According to the hospital officials, the latest update is that one of the two men, who jumped out of the shopping mall in a desperate attempt to escape the blaze, has been died.