Blaze at Karachi's Bahria Icon Tower extinguished
Imran Hafeez Published November 26, 2018
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that had erupted on the eighth floor of Karachi's under-construction Bahria Icon Tower, DawnNewsTV reported on Monday.
At least three fire engines had reached the site of the blaze, the source of which is still unknown, to put out the fire.
Sources within the fire brigade department earlier claimed that the fire had been contained, but eyewitnesses said that it had yet to be extinguished, with one Twitter user saying that the blaze had reignited.
The fire department said that firefighters had difficulty reaching the inside of the building, since smoke had accumulated within the glass-encased eighth storey. Cooling of the building is now underway.
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Solomon The King
Nov 26, 2018 02:11pm
we will be getting or hearing this a lot now...........the SC must revoke permission of such high rises for residentials since the authorities have no solutions to fire and safety vows yet
No More Do More
Nov 26, 2018 02:30pm
There are two grave problems that these two towers will cause to the city: a) evacuation of people in case of fire or any other emergency. b) The unimaginable traffic jams in adjoining areas of the locality. One can foresee absolute traffic jam starting from teen talwar to Shahrah-e-Iran since they are the main vehicles entry area.
Nov 26, 2018 02:37pm
Maybe another record burning activity
Nov 26, 2018 02:59pm
those high riser should have fire fighting equipments taller than their buildings at their own expenses not the cities. They make money in rents they should pay for the equipments
Nov 26, 2018 03:56pm
Something bad is coming
Nov 26, 2018 05:50pm
Tower residential developments not suitable and safe
Nov 26, 2018 07:42pm
Despite objections reservations by many departments and people of the vicinity the building was constructed through hook & crook. An infamous property tycoon had out of way favors from provincial Govt , and the Chairperson of political party was said to have vested interest in that tower. The broad diameter sewerage line is not there to accommodate that structure, and what about water, the tycoon may suck all line water meant for DHA resident before it reaches the tail end DHA Phase VIII. The tower is certainly built in number of violations, and must be sealed until all issues resolved.
Nov 26, 2018 11:49pm
Probably some record destroyed
Nov 27, 2018 01:50am
If that monstrosity has been completed many thousands of people would have died raise it to the ground in the interest of public safety.
Nov 27, 2018 02:44am
@Solomon The King, why are you against high rise buildings ? Every country is constructing high rise buildings !