Fire breaks out in 16-storey building in Pakistan’s Karachi, several injured

Karachi Fire

New Delhi: A huge fire broke out in a 16-storey building located in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday night, in which many people were reported injured. Reports said the fire broke out in a high-rise building near Nursery Stop in Sharia Faisal, a main artery of Karachi.

According to local media reports, 12 fire engines and two snorkels were present on the spot. Several water tankers and two water tankers are also present at the site to ensure a continuous supply of water to douse the fire, International News reported.

Geo News quoted sources as saying that the blaze, which was rated as third-degree by fire tenders, started on a billboard at the top of the building and later engulfed the entire building. Three fire tenders first reached the spot in an attempt to douse the fire. The chief fire officer said that the fire has been brought under control to a large extent.

An eyewitness told Geo News, “There were some people on the eighth floor of a building called Portway Trade Centre, which is right next to a petrol pump.” After getting the news, law enforcement personnel including police reached the spot for rescue work. Officials said the Shahrah-e-Qaidin bridge as well as a petrol pump located next to the building were also damaged.

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