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March 14, 2015

Fire destroys two warehouses

Karachi

 
March 14, 2015

Karachi
Two fires that caused losses estimated to be in millions broke out in different warehouses situated in Liaquatabad and New Karachi industrial area in the wee hours of Thursday night.
A warehouse, used to store electronic items, and five adjacent shops situated in Firdous Market, Liaquatabad No 6 caught fire and valuable goods worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes.
More than eight people present in the warehouse at the time rushed to the rooftop; they were rescued by the fire tenders. The cause of the fire was ascertained to be a short circuit, according to the central fire station. It took three hours for seven fire engines of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to completely put the fire out.
A case was registered with the Liaquatbabad police station; officials during preliminary investigation recorded the statements of the shopkeepers and the watchman.
In the other incident, a blaze erupted at the warehouse of a local garment factory situated in Godhra Camp, New Karachi Industrial Area. The cause was ascertained to be a short circuit and, after continuous efforts of two hours, five fire engines of the KMC successfully managed to extinguish the fire.