Friday, May 10, 2013

Five dead as fire engulfs Pakistan government building

Five people plunged to their deaths in front of horrified onlookers as a fire engulfed a nine-storey government building in Pakistan.

Dozens are still trapped inside the building and police say the death toll could rise as firefighters have not been able to enter all areas of the nine-story building in the city of Lahore.

Two army helicopters were dispatched while helped rescue several people from the roof of the building as smoke poured through the windows.