- Two others people were also injured in massive fire incident.
- Rescue 1122 confirmed over 300 people have been evacuated.
- A search operation was still underway at site of incident.
KARACHI: As many as three people died and the two others injured when a six-storey apartment building in Karachi’s FB Area near Ayesha Manzil caught fire.
Earlier, a shop caught fire as a result of a short circuit, but the flames later spread to other shops that were part of the furniture market situated under the building.
The fire spread rapidly and soon engulfed the entire building comprising 250 shops and 450 apartments, creating panic among the dwellers.
Senior Superintendent of Police Central said the fire broke out in a bed mattress shop, and the fire also engulfed nearby shops. He said that flats are built above the shops.
According to fire brigade officials, 12 fire tenders, two snorkels, and a bowser took part in rescue operation.
Rescue 1122 confirmed over 300 people have been evacuated. The rescue service also expressed the fear of building collapse due to the high intensity of the fire.
Fire erupts in furniture markets near Karachi’s Ayesha Manzil
SSP Central said fire broke out in a bed mattress shop. Fire...
Though the fire was partially doused, a search operation was still underway at the site of the incident.