12 killed in Lahore market fire

Lahore, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a building at Lahore’s Anarkali Bazaar, an official said Monday.

“Most of the people died as a result of suffocation and not from the blaze itself,” the district coordination officer (DCO) said, according to a Dawn online report.
He said that the fire enveloped the entire building within “four to five minutes”.
The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained, but the official said that an electrical short circuit might have caused it.