LAHORE: Atleast seven people were dead and eight others injured as the fire erupted in the office of construction company in Lahore.

Police said that the fire erupted due to short circuit in the office of a private construction company located in Mehmood Boti, an area of Lahore which affected as many as 20 labourers.

Supretindent of Police said that all the affected labourers were immediately shifted to hospital in Kot Khawaja Saeed for medical treatment where 7 were succumbed to injuries while 8 are stated to be in critical condition.

The relief teams and Rescue 1122 have immediately reached the venue after the incident and attempts are being made to extinguish the fire.

The police of the area have collected the evidences and started investigation.