PESHAWAR: A man was killed when fire engulfed a market and few surrounding houses in Nothia Bazzar here on Saturday.
According to police, the fire erupted in Landa Market of Nothia Bazaar and quickly spread to market’s shops and some surrounding houses.
A man whose identity could not be determined was killed when the wall of a house collapsed during fire dowsing efforts.
Around 13 shops were destroyed in the fire while few nearby houses also sustained damage.
The fire brigade succeeded in extinguishing the fire after hours of hectic efforts as the market, situated in congested was used for cotton and second-hand items’ business.