At least nine people were killed and 14 others were wounded after a major fire broke out on Saturday night in Kabul in which dozens of fuel tankers, trucks and other vehicles were burnt, a source from the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.
The fire broke out in Qala-e- Murad Bek area in Shakardara district north of Kabul at a fuel tanker and damaged several other fuel tankers, trucks and cars, said Tariq Arian, a spokesman for Interior Ministry.
Eyewitnesses said that more than 50 fuel tankers, trucks, other vehicles, as well as, houses and shops were damaged in the fire.
The reason behind the incident is not clear so far.
Power supply to many parts of Kabul was disconnected shortly after the incident, the country’s power distributor, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said, adding that “a team has been sent to the area to reconnect the power.”