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At least four people are believed to have jumped to their deaths after an office block caught fire in Pakistan.

The 13-storey LDA Plaza building in Lahore caught fire on Thursday morning and quickly intensified, spreading to three floors.

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The people who jumped were on the seventh and eighth floors of the government building while many others stranded in their offices could be seen frantically trying to escape.

Onlookers on the ground could be seen praying as emergency and firefighting teams tried to bring the fire under control with a Pakistan military helicopter brought in to airlift those who had managed to escape to the roof.

The rescue team's efforts were hampered because of wrongly parked cars outside the plaza as well as a lack of vital machinery for the operation, according to tribune.com. It also claimed that the building had no fire exits.

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    Pakistani pedestrians wait for a rescue in a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Pakistani man moments before jumping from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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    A man jumps from a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

  • A Pakistani man prays for people stranded in a building that caught on fire, not pictured, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

  • Pakistanis pray for people stranded in a building that caught on fire, not pictured, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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    A man jumps from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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    Pakistani pedestrians wait for a rescue in a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a man from a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a man from a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

  • LAHORE, PAKISTAN - MAY 09: A man suffering from smoke inhalation is rushed away after being rescued from a building as a fire still burns at the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Plaza on May 09, 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan. Rescue work is underway at the site of the fire with fire trucks being used to extinguish the fire and helicopters used to rescue stranded victims from the roof of the building. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • A Pakistani firefighter gives water to a man who was stuck in a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a man from a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pakistani pedestrians wait for a rescue in a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-FIRE-RESCUE

    A Pakistani firefighter gives water to a man who was stuck in a burning building in Lahore on May 9, 2013. At least three persons fell from the 13-story LDA plaza situated on Lahore’s Edgerton road 9 trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building. AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)