One killed as fire erupts in 11-storey building in Karachi


KARACHI: A 11-storey building in Clifton area of Karachi caught fire on Sunday and claimed the life of atleast one person.


The incident occurred at 4:30 am in Block-4 of Clifton.

On getting information, four vehicles of fire brigade reached the scene however; more fire tenders were called in after observing the intensity of the blaze.

Power provision in the area was suspended as a result of the inferno.

Atleast 12 tenders and one snorkel doused the fire after a hectic effort of four hours.

A large number of people including women and children were rescued from the building with the help of the snorkel.

Some were found unconscious on the roof and were brought out of the building on stretcher through stairs.

They were shifted to hospital where one person was pronounced dead.

This was the four fire the erupted in three days.

Two factories and a rice storehouse caught fire on Friday that landed Fire Brigade department in hot waters for not being equipped adequately to handle such situation.