20 dead, nearly 200 wounded in Kabul fire
A huge fire erupted following a blast at a propane gas reservoir at an industrial park in Pakita Kot area of eastern Kabul Wednesday. At least 17 people were killed and 155 hospitalised till Thursday, police told Xinhua.
The toll could go up as 20 severely burnt remain in critical condition, police said. The fire damaged several buildings and residential houses in the area. Several oil and gas tanker trucks parked nearby also caught fire.Investigation is underway, but police have ruled out terrorist activities. An electrical short circuit is believed to be the cause of the explosion in the gas reservoir.
In another incident, a gas cylinder explosion caused another fire at a five-storey building that houses several pharmaceutical companies in Khair Khana area in Kabul, leaving three people dead and around 30 injured.
Though police said the fire was caused by a gas cylinder explosion, the affected shop owners claimed it was due to a bomb planted in the building. The blast damaged seven vehicles and smashed window panes in nearby buildings.
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