More than 300 shops burn to ashes in Islamabad’s H-9 Sunday bazaar
Islamabad: Fire erupted in Sunday Bazar Islamabad Peshawar Mor in H-9 sector on Wednesday.
The fire brigade, and other rescue operation teams reached the site and now the situation has been brought under control.
The eruption of fire was so intense that in no time it engulfed over 300 shops. Fortunately, no person was reportedly harmed in the incident.
According to the sources, the fire started at gate number 7 at Srinagar Avenue section damaging over 300 shops.
The shops usually sold carpets, second-hand clothes, shoes, blankets, and much more. All burnt to ashes.
The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and the city’s fire department reached the place of incident and extinguished the fire. Moreover, the capital police and district administration also reached to assist in calming the situation.
Pakistan Army and Rescue 1122 from Rawalpindi also assisted in extinguishing the fire. The cooling process is going on at the site of the incident.
The deputy commissioner is reported to that told that 20% of the Sunday baazar got burnt due to the fire. Furthermore, he said that a probe committee has been formed to find out the cause of the fire eruption.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has taken the notice of the incident and directed the city’s deputy commissioner to personally look after the matter.
Allh routes going to the bazaar has been sealed as reported by Islamabad Police. Through Twitter, Islamabad Police requested the citizens to cooperate with the authorities. Moreover, the traffic has been diverted towards the 9th Avenue.
News are making rounds on social media that cause of the fire is the short-circuit of the solar panels. However, official notification and verification of the news is yet to be done.
However, this was not for the first time a fire has erupted in Sunday bazaar and shops burn to ashes. The incidence of fire eruption has occurred at least four times in the past. This leaves shopkeepers with losses of millions which are not compensated by the government.