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Gakhar Plaza collapses after fire kills at least two, injures five RAWALPINDI: Part of Gakhar Plaza collapses after being set ablaze in the wee hours of Saturday morning with at least 18 people trapped in the rubble including rescue workers. Media people have also been injured in the incident. At least two persons have died and five injured in the incident. The injured have been admitted to the hospital, Police said. Rescue teams were trying to reach the main entrance of the plaza, and efforta are underway to control the fire which engulfed the biggest shopping centre in the city. The fire, which set ablaze the four-story building, started at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. There were about 350 ready-made garments, electronics and other shops in the plaza. The adjoining Cantonment General Hospital and other plazas were saved due to the Rescue 1122 efforts. The reason of eruption of the fire was not immediately known. However, when contacted, the Rescue 1122 officials said that it could have been either due to a short circuit or a burning heater. The firefighting efforts are being made more difficult due to petrol and diesel generators in the building which are fueling the fire.