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Glue factory gutted in Korangi fire

By our correspondents
September 26, 2016

A labourer was reported to have fainted after a massive fire broke out in a glue manufacturing factory, near Chamra Chowrangi, apparently due to a short circuit, on Sunday.

No casualties were, however, reported.

The blaze that raged for over 11 hours was finally extinguished with the help of eight water bowzers provided by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

According to the Central Fire Station, the fire broke out in Tiger Glue Factory and engulfed in the entire factory within minutes.

The chief fire officer claimed the fire tenders were rushed to the factory instantly after receiving information.

The police had begun preliminary investigations into the incident and also claimed to have recorded the statement of the factory’s gatekeeper.

Earlier this month, a paper making factory, located in Korangi, was completely burnt down after it caught fire allegedly due to a short circuit.

No casualties or injuries were, however, reported.  Five fire engines of the KMC were sent to put the fire out.  According to the central fire station, the Silver Paper Factory caught fire at about 4:30pm.

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, 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.