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Fire breakout in FB Industrial Area; 2 dead

21 March, 2012

KARACHI: Firefighters struggling to extinguish fire that erupts in a factory at new Karachi resulting two persons burnt to death and at least seven ot
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KARACHI: Lack of proper planning before establishing residential colonies and commercial areas always causes human losses.

The palmary instance was witnessed on Tuesday where two precious lives were lost and seven people sustained burnt injures in two separate fire incidents, due to lack of emergency water tank in the localities.

According to officials in fire department, the first incident was reported early Tuesday at Zumrad Colony, Block 22, FB Industrial Area, within the jurisdiction of FB Industrial Area police station.

Chief firefighter Ehtisham said at around 04:30am an unknown caller informed the department that fire had engulfed at Zumrad Colony, located in Block 22 of FB Industrial Area. Reacting on the information, two fire tenders were immediately dispatched to the spot to extinguish the fire.

He said that some 100 huts had completely gutted in the fire before they reached the spot thus they called more tenders for backup. Chief firefighter further said the fire, which had been brought under control within two hours, claimed the life of a two-year-old Hassan, son of Muhammad Riaz, and injured 60-year-old Juma. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, Ehtisham was of the view that it broke out because of dust storm that hit the city on Monday.

Yet another fire that broke out at Universal Silk Corporation, located in Sector 12-B of New Karachi Industrial Area, claimed one more life and injured six others. The deceased was identified as Muhammad Imran, 22, while the injured persons were Aaqil, Mubeen Ahmad, Khursheed, Rashid, Yaseen and a fire fighter Zubair Ansari. All the victims were workers of the factory.

The chief firefighter said that the department was informed at around 11:30am through a telephone call and added that it was third degree fire that destroyed the whole factory. He said the fire fighters faced immense difficulties to extinguish the fire, due to the absence of emergency water tank in the area, leaving one person killed and six other injured.

Moreover, he said the cause of fire was yet to be ascertained, while the fire had been brought under control after hectic efforts of over five hours.


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