Fire erupts in bank near Karachi’s Hill Park

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KARACHI: A fire broke out at a private bank building near Karachi’s Hill Park on Monday.

Soon after the incident, two vehicles of the fire brigade reached the spot and managed to put out the fire. No loss of life was reported in the incident. According to sources, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of a private bank building.

The rescue teams and fire brigade extinguished the fire after an hour of rigorous efforts before it engulfed the adjoining buildings.

The firefighters faced difficulties due to excessive smoke however the fire was extinguished in an hour. It is yet to be established how the fire erupted and from which section of the market.

Earlier, four members of the same family died and eight others were injured when a fire erupted in a building located in Hijrat Colony area of Karachi on 12 September. 

Rescue officials said the victims include two women, a girl and a youth. They belonged to the same family and were living on the first floor of the building.

One person suffered serious injuries when he jumped from the third floor of the building to save his life. He has been shifted to JPMC for medical purposes.

Area residents said the fire brigade arrived after a delay over half an hour due to which the smoke filled the entire building and the victims suffocated to death.

 

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