Massive fire erupts at Peshawar’s Saddar shopping mall


Dozens of shops gutted in market fire

PESHAWAR – A massive inferno erupted in a shopping mall located in the Saddar area on Monday.

The firefighters of Rescue are busy extinguishing the fire after six hours, initial reports said.

Peshawar’s Time Center Plaza caught fire in the wee hours on Monday and the inferno spread to the other floors. The plaza is home to mobile phones, electronics, garments, and other shops. It attracts hundreds of customers every day.

Fortunately, no loss of life has been reported. Rescue teams from various districts, including Khyber, Nowshera, Mardan, and Charsadda, were mobilized to assist in the firefighting efforts. 

The cause of the blaze remains unknown, but rescue officials hinted at a short circuit or a gas leak.

Meanwhile, the district administration directed an inquiry into the incident and assured the affected parties that they would be provided relief and assistance.

The rescue team indicated that the fire has led to the destruction of hundreds of shops. 

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