PESHAWAR - Tents and other valuable equipments reduced to ashes when a huge fire broke out in a UNHCR warehouse near Haji Camp area of Peshawar on Sunday.

Sources said it was not confirmed either the fire was erupted due to short circuit or it was due to the welding work inside the UNCHR warehouse. The fire also covered other portion of the storehouse and engulfed the entire centre within few minutes.

Resultantly tents worth millions of rupees and other valuable stocks reduced to ashes. Despite the arrival of Rescue 1122 and fire brigade vehicle, the fire could not be controlled till the filing of this report.

Provincial UNHCR spokesman Temor said the items included tents, non-food items, plastic sheets and other kind of stock, which are used in time emergency. A spokesperson of Rescue 1122, Uroj Sherazi, said around 25,000 tents were present inside the store, which have reduced to ashes as a result of the fire.

Monitoring Desk adds: At least three shops were damaged after a bomb exploded in Bazar Dalgran of Peshawar, police and rescue sources said, reported a private TV channel.

According to authorities, only shops were damaged in the blast while no loss of human life was reported in the blast. Police and local administration were investigating the incident.

SSP City Asif Iqbal told the media that the attack was not a terror attack but an attack by extortionists.