QUETTA: A warehouse of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) located on Airport Road in the provincial capital was gutted in fire here on Wednesday afternoon.
A spokesperson to the UNHCR Balochistan, Ms. Javeria Tareen said “Fire suddenly broke out in a warehouse of UNHCR located in Killi Gul Muhammad Airport road Quetta at about 4:30 pm,” adding that as a result of fire, goods stored in the godown for Afghan refugees have been reduced to ashes.
She said that no loss of life was reported in the fire.
Ms. Tareen said that investigation has been ordered to be conducted into the incident to ascertain the reasons of the fire. “Presently, we can not determine the cause whether a sabotage act is behind the fire eruption or internal electricity short circuit or any other reason caused the fire,” she said.
She said that goods pertaining to humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees including tents, blankets, medicines, non-food items and others stored in the warehouse were burnt. (APP)