RAWALPINDI: A fire broke out at a five-star hotel in Rawalpindi in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Rescue workers and fire-fighters managed to extinguish the fire and no casualties were reported in the incident.
According to initial reports, the fire, whose cause is not yet known, started in a room of the hotel’s finance section. The smoke reportedly billowed to the upper floors and filled the entire multi-storey building.
Further, rescue teams and firefighters reached the scene and managed to pull out people trapped inside the hotel and extinguish the fire.
Last week, a huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel near the world’s tallest tower, where people were gathering to watch New Year’s Eve celebrations, police said. At least 14 minor injuries, one moderate and one heart attack case reported due to overcrowding and smoke at the fire site, the Government of Dubai Media Office official Twitter feed said. “All the injured received prompts medical assistance.”