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September 5, 2016

Paper factory gutted in Korangi fire

Karachi

 
September 5, 2016

Karachi

A paper making factory, located in Korangi, was completely burnt down after it caught fire allegedly due to a short circuit, on Sunday.

No casualties or injuries were, however, reported.

Five fire engines of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) were sent to put the fire out. 

According to the central fire station, the Silver Paper Factory caught fire at about 4:30pm and spread to the entire factory within minutes.

It took fire fighters four hours to completely put the fire out.

Earlier on August 7, around 10 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out on the first floor of one of the known shopping mall of the city, Gul Plaza; no loss of life was reported.

While the cause of the fire remained unknown, it took six fire engines of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, two water bowsers and a snorkel to extinguish the fire in two hours.

According to an officer of the central fire station, the fire broke out in a shop on the first floor and spread to other parts of the market within minutes reducing goods worth millions of rupees to ashes.

The firefighters complained of facing difficulty in putting the fire out since it was too dark inside the building.

Earlier in 2008, a massive fire broke out in Gul Plaza’s warehouse.

The fire was said to have been caused by a short circuit at the popular shopping mall’s second floor.

 

Two die in mishaps 

Two people died in mishaps across the city on Sunday. The drowned body of a young man was recovered from the Hub Dam within Mangophir police jurisdiction. While swimming in the waters, Kamran Ahmed, 24, drowned in the dam, an eyewitness reported to police authorities. According to the police, the deceased lived in New Karachi and had come for fishing.   

In another incident, 71-year-old Khair-ul-Nisa passed away after she came under the rubble of the wall which collapsed at her residence in Landhi within Sharafi Goth police limits.

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