The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that an overnight fire that began at a gas station in Abulhaq Circle in Kabul’s PD9 and spread to a nearby buildings has killed three people and injured 44 others.
Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for Ministry of Public Health, told TOLOnews that six of those wounded are in critical condition.
According to him, women and children are also among those wounded in the incident.
Eyewitnesses said the fire began shortly after midnight at a gas station near Abdulhaq Circle and quickly spread to a nearby cement block apartment complex.
This comes after an electronics market caught fire in Kabul's PD1 last year in November.