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Over dozen shops gutted in Pakistan fire

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) At least 15 shops were gutted as fire erupted in Lahore’s famous Anarkali Bazaar early on Saturday, officials said.

According to Dawn online, firefighters took seven hours to douse the flames that engulfed six buildings in the market.

An electrical short circuit in one of the buildings likely caused the fire.

No loss of life or injuries were reported. However, traders claimed they incurred losses of tens of millions of rupees.

A rescue official said a huge amount of firecrackers and decoration material was stored in the burnt shops and godowns.

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