Three siblings burned to death while three others sustained serious injuries in a fire that broke out in their house in Kashmir Colony of Karachi.
Soon after the incident reported, the rescue officials rushed to the spot and shifted the deceased and the injured to a nearby medical facility.
According to the rescue officials, victims have been identified as one-year-old Umaima, five-year-old Sania and six-year-old Hamza while the injured included their parents and another child.
Rescue officials. They said that the fire broke out on the ground floor of a two-storey building in which the family was living.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. At least two fire brigade vehicles took part in the extinguishing the blaze.
On Monday evening, a fire broke out on a cargo ship docked at the Karachi port.
The ship is anchored at Berth 11 of the port, according to port sources. The blaze erupted when goods were being off-loaded from the ship. Port authorities are trying to extinguish the fire to minimize the losses. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident.
Earlier, two people were burned to death and at least three others suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out at an oil terminal in Karachi’s Keamari area.
The blaze erupted in the Shell Oil Depot at Keamari Terminal-1 following which three people were shifted to the Burns Centre of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi with injuries.
Jackson police Station House Officer Malik Adil Khan initially said five employees of the private oil company were reportedly present when the fire broke out and the whereabouts of two of them were not known. However, the officer in the evening said two burnt bodies were recovered from the site.
The deceased were identified as Shahid and Salih Mohammed.