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An image of the factory that was struck by fire - Photo by AFP

LARKANA: The owners of the fire-struck garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town, Shahid Bhaila and Rashid Bhaila claimed they got the bail from SHC in order to record their statements before the concerned authorities investigating the horrific incident.

" We want to be part of the investigation ... we will prove ourselves not guilty, " they added.

Talking to media representatives in Larkana, the owners alleged that despite their repeated calls to concerned authorities the fire brigade reached the site nearly 90 minutes late when entire factory was engulfed by the terrible flames.

They refused the allegation that the doors of the factory were locked.

Bhalia brothers revealed that they were present at the site till late at night but were threatened by somebody to leave the site adding they avoided to reveal the names of those persons.

They said that they were equally shocked over the sad incident and would not leave the families of fire victims alone in their grief and trouble.

 Earlier, the SHC on Friday granted interim bail to the owners of the factory.