A view of burning vehicles which were set ablaze by unknown miscreants in Karachi.-PPI

KARACHI: Ninety vehicles — trucks, passenger coaches and 80 motorbikes — were torched in different strife-hit localities of the city on Monday, police said.

They said that dozens of arsonists stormed a factory in the Sohrab Goth area on Monday evening and torched at least 80 motorcycles parked outside the industrial unit. The area DSP confirmed the incident.

However, fire tenders could not reach the scene due to security concerns despite the fact that the Sohrab fire station is located right across the road.

Earlier in the day, two minibuses and two trucks were torched in Surjani Town’s Sector 7-A.

Similarly, in Surjani Town’s Sectors 4-A, 4-B and 7-A miscreants also set five roadside tea stalls and food outlets and half a dozen pushcarts on fire.They also struck in Orangi Town and set a route 7-Star passenger coach and one rickshaw on fire.

Another passenger coach was also set on fire within the remit of the Mominabad police station, the police added.

A truck belonging to the Karachi Electric Supply Company and another belonging to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation were also torched in the Soldier Bazaar area. A private car was also set on fire within the remit of the Mobina Town police station.

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