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Nearly 300 shops gutted after massive fire in Pakistan's Islamabad

The blaze started near Gate No 7 of the Bazaar where second-hand clothes and carpets are sold, according to various media reports.

December 07, 2022 / 10:36 PM IST

A massive fire broke out Wednesday at a popular Sunday Bazaar in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, burning nearly 300 shops and stalls.

The blaze started near Gate No 7 of the Bazaar where second-hand clothes and carpets are sold, according to various media reports.

Officials said that 10 fire brigade vehicles fought for several hours to extinguish the fire. They were helped by two fire tenders of the Pakistan Air Force.

However, no causalities have been reported following the incident.