KABUL – The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that an overnight fire that began at a gas station in Abulhaq Circle in Kabul’s PD-9 and spread to a nearby buildings has killed three people and injured 44 others
Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), confirmed that three civilians have died in the incident.
He said 44 injured had been shifted to the hospital with 6 of them in critical condition.
According to Mayar, at least six people have been admitted to the hospital with major burns and three people have died due to severe burns.
According to him, women and children are also among those wounded in the incident.
According to reports, the incident took place late on Thursday night in Abdulhaq square of the city after an LPG gas station caught fire and swept through a residential building located in the proximity of the incident.
The main cause of the incident has not been ascertained so far but the security officials are saying that an investigation is underway in this regard.
Police and interior ministry official could not be reached for comment.