Fire breaks out at cylinder warehouse in Karachi's SITE area, several injured

Published January 9, 2021
Police and a Rangers official at the warehouse fire in Karachi's SITE area. — Photo courtesy: Sindh Rangers
Police and a Rangers official at the warehouse fire in Karachi's SITE area. — Photo courtesy: Sindh Rangers
Smoke is seen coming out of the cylinder warehouse in Karachi's SITE area. — Photo courtesy: Sindh Rangers
Smoke is seen coming out of the cylinder warehouse in Karachi's SITE area. — Photo courtesy: Sindh Rangers

Multiple injuries were reported on Saturday in a warehouse fire in Karachi's Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate (SITE) area, police and rescue officials said.

The fire brigade said that the blaze started shortly after 9am but was controlled by 3:00pm. A total of 14 fire tenders took part in extinguishing the flames. The cause of the fire and estimation of loss could not be ascertained immediately.

Station House Officer (SHO) Zawar Hussain said that the three-storey building had been badly damaged in the incident. He said that any action regarding the possible negligence of the godown administration will be taken in light of the final report.

Earlier, the official had said that the fire erupted in a cylinder warehouse located in Haroonabad in the morning.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Asghar Mehmood said three men who were injured in the fire had been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the fire, his spokesperson said.

"The chief minister called Karachi Administrator Laeeq Ahmed and directed that the fire immediately be brought under control," the spokesperson said.

Last year, four people were killed and eight others injured after a fire erupted at a three-storey building in Karachi's Hijrat Colony.

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