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8 shops gutted in Jalalabad fire (Video)

8 shops gutted in Jalalabad fire (Video)

Apr 27, 2011 - 14:24


JALALABAD 27 Apr, 2011 : Eight shops were burnt in a blaze caused by an explosion inside a fuel tanker in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, officials said.

The fire erupted at 7:30am when a fuel tanker exploded in front of the Customs House on the outskirts of Jalalabad, the governor's spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said the oil tanker was completely burnt, while eight shops in the vicinity also caught fire. The shopkeepers suffered losses worth hundreds of thousands of afghanis.

Flames spread to nearby shops after the explosion, witness Hafizullah said. Four shops were gutted and some others partially damaged, he said. Firefighters were trying to extinguish the blaze, he concluded.

PAJHWOK/ Babrak Amirzada


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