Several killed in Pakistan shopping mal fire

Dec 29, 2014 9:07 PM by Debbie Cobb

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - A fire in a shopping mall in the Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least 13 people, local media report.

Video footage shows rescuers escorting the wounded into ambulances Monday as firefighters struggled to beat back the blaze with extinguishers.

Capt. Usman Lahore said the victims died of suffocation and burns. They included a woman and a child.

Usman said the fire burned the main gate of the shopping center, where mostly watches and clothes are sold. He said there was no exit in the back part of the mall.


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