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Fire at PTCL exchange disrupts internet, telecom service in Lahore

LAHORE: The inferno which erupted at the regional office of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in Lahore has been extinguished. However no casualties were reported in the incident, ARY News reports.

A fire broke out at the office of the private telecommunications company due to which the landline and internet services were affected across the city. Fire teams extinguished the fire partially.

The blaze erupted again this morning due to which the telephone, internet and Emergency 15 services across the city were suspended.

Fire brigades from all over the city were called to douse the inferno.

DCO Lahore said that the fire was caused due to a short circuit as per the initial investigation, however, the cause of the fire will be clear after the investigation.

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