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Fire at Bangladesh juice factory kills 52, many feared trapped

DHAKA: At least 52 people were killed, 20 injured and many more feared trapped after a massive fire raged through a juice-making factory in Bangladesh, the latest industrial fire accident in the country. The fire started on Thursday evening at

Fire erupts at chemical factory in Lahore

LAHORE: A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Lahore’s S]undar Industrial Estate on Friday morning. According to rescue officials, the fire broke out inside a chemical drum inside the factory. Twelve fire trucks have been called in

Three killed as factory catches fire in Karachi

KARACHI: Three people have been killed after a fire erupted at a three-story yarn factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town area. According to details, the incident took place in the Baldia Town area where the fire lasted for hours and completely burnt

Police rules out premeditated foul play in Karachi factory blast

KARACHI: Police have ruled out any foul play or sabotage in the case of an explosion in a factory in the New Karachi industrial area. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Ghulam Murtaza Tabassum said the investigations in the blast

Industrial accidents

The explosion in a factory in New Karachi Industrial Area is a tragic incident which must be investigated. Industrial accidents are highly common in Pakistan but are also pushed aside due to weak investigation and enforcement of safety standards. At

New Karachi incident: Factory owner claims being targeted, receiving threats

KARACHI: The owner of the factory where an explosion occurred killing ten people and injuring at least thirty others has raised suspicion that his factory was targeted like the Baldia Town factory incident. Moeen Qadri, the owner of the ice

Three men die in Karachi’s Orangi factory fire

KARACHI: A fire broke out on Friday at a factory located in Karachi’s Orangi neighbourhood killing at least three people. According to details, the fire that erupted at the factory located in Orangi No 4. A police team and fire

Factory employee robbed of Rs0.5mn in SITE area

KARACHI: Two criminals on Sunday looted half a million rupees from a factory employee, in another incident regarding the rising number of street crimes in the city. The incident occurred in SITE area and was caught on a camera located

Fire erupts inside garment factory in Karachi

KARACHI: A massive fire erupted in a garments factory near Habib Chowrangi in SITE area early on Saturday morning. Police said fire brigade vehicles have arrived at the scene to put out the blaze that has been declared a third-degree

SHC admits appeals against Baldia factory fire verdict

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday admitted for hearing appeals of five convicts challenging their sentences in the Baldia factory fire case. A two-judge bench of the SHC issued notice to the Prosecutor General and sought the complete

2 dead as factory roof collapses in Karachi’s Shershah area

KARACHI: Two labourers were dead as a portion of a factory collapsed on Monday in Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) area of Karachi. The incident occurred near Siemens Chowrangi in Shershah area where a factor’s roof collapsed, leading to several

ATC to announce verdict in Baldia factory fire case on Sept 22

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi will announce its verdict in the Baldia factory fire case on 22nd September, more than eight years after the incident. The court reserved the verdict in the high-profile expected today and will announce

Pakistan condoles over deadly explosion in Turkish factory

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday expressed condolences over a deadly blast last week at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey. In a statement, the foreign office conveyed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss

Fire erupts inside factory in Karachi’s SITE area

KARACHI: A massive fire broke out on Thursday morning in a factory located in Karachi’s SITE area. Several fire tenders reached the spot to control the fire after receiving information that a fire has erupted at a bedsheet manufacturing factory.