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At least 15 killed in deadly fire at Karachi’s chemical factory

KARACHI: At least 15 factory workers died and two members of a fire fighting team injured after a blaze erupted in a chemical factory in Karachi’s Mehran Town area on Friday, police and rescue officials said. Soon after, fire brigade

3 dead, houses evacuated by forest fires in southern Turkey

ANTALYA: At least three people were killed and dozens of people were hospitalised in southern Turkey after strong winds fanned two separate forest fires. A wildfire that broke out on Wednesday near the Mediterranean coastal resort town of Manavgat, in

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

Explosion at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port after ship catches fire

DUBAI: A container ship anchored at Dubai’s port caught fire late on Wednesday, causing a huge explosion that sent tremors across the commercial hub. The blaze sent up giant orange flames on a vessel at the crucial Jebel Ali port,

Driver jumps to save himself as metro bus catches fire

LAHORE: A fire erupted in a metro bus near Minar-e-Pakistan on Thursday morning as the driver jumped out from the bus to save his life. As soon as the incident was reported, rescue teams rushed to the spot to put

Fire kills 82 at Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients

BAGHDAD: More than 80 people died on Sunday when a fire ripped through a Baghdad hospital for COVID-19 patients, sparking outrage and the suspension of top officials overseeing Iraq’s crumbling health services. The blaze at eastern Baghdad’s Ibn al-Khatib hospital

Three injured during firing incident in Karachi’s Bolton Market

KARACHI: At least three people were injured during a firing incident in Bolton Market area allegedly by Custom officials, leading to a protest by local traders. A clash erupted between Custom officials and local shopkeepers, leaving three people including two

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

Massive fire erupts at Urdu Bazaar in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A massive fire erupted in the Urdu Bazaar on Thursday close to iconic Lal Haveli in Rawalpindi. More than ten fire brigade vehicles of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) are at the site to douse the flames and

Fire engulfs Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying thousands of homes belonging to the Muslim minority. The blaze at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district erupted in the late afternoon on Monday and

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

Pakistan Navy conducts demonstration of surface-to-air missile fire

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy on Wednesday conducted a demonstration of missiles fire from the surface to air which successfully hit their targets. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi observed the demonstration of the missile firing.  He expressed

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

Fire tenders to be shipped from China for Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: A batch of fire tenders is ready for shipment at a port in China and will be loaded on a vessel tomorrow bound for Karachi. A Chinese company has exported a batch of 52 state-of-art fire-trucks to Karachi to

Karachi to receive 50 modern fire tenders from China

KARACHI: The government has procured fifty modern state-of-art fire tenders for Karachi from China to revamp the Fire Department. This was stated by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail who said Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled another promise for Karachi. It

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

Fire engulfs warehouse in Karachi’s Shershah area

KARACHI: A fire broke out on Tuesday at a warehouse located in Karachi’s Shershah area which still not been brought under control. The number of fire incidents in Karachi has not decreased. A fire broke out in a warehouse near

Punjab govt prepares Rs2bn relief package for Hafeez Centre fire victims

LAHORE: The Punjab government is set to provide a relief package worth Rs2 billion for the victims of the fire incident at the Hafeez Centre electronics market.  The Commissioner’s Office has sent a report on the damage caused by the

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

Eight boats gutted at KPT Yard in Karachi

KARACHI: A fire erupted at the Fisheries KPT Boat Building Yard on Monday night and rapidly engulfed eight newly-built boats docked at the yard. At least six fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and started an operation to bring the

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

Death toll in Karachi passenger van fire climbs to 15

KARACHI: The death toll in the passenger van fire on Super Highway in Karachi has jumped to 15 after another victim succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. According to details, the passenger van, carrying 20 passengers, was coming from Hyderabad

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

Fire erupts in Karachi’s Hijrat Colony, 4 dead

KARACHI: Four members of the same family died on Saturday morning and eight others ere injured when a fire erupted in a building located in Hijrat Colony area of Karachi.  Rescue officials said the victims include two women, a girl

Two burned to death as huge fire erupts at Keamari oil terminal

KARACHI: At least two people burned to death and another three suffered burn injuries after a today (Thursday) broke out at an oil terminal in Karachi’s Kemari district. According to details, the blaze erupted in the Shell Oil Depot at

Angry mob sets Quran on fire in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: A massive protest set the Holy Quran on fire in Sweden against the arrest of a leader of a Danish anti-immigration political party who earlier burned a copy of the Islamic holy book. The mob protested against his ban

Man opens fire at Sarim Burney Trust office

KARACHI: A man opened fire at Sarim Burney Trust office after he was not allowed to take away his sister-in-law who had taken refuge over there. The trust’s chairman Sarim Burney said that sister-in-law of the assailant had approached them

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

Power outage in Sindh as Jamshoro grid station catches fire

HYDERABAD: At least ten cities of Sindh, including Karachi, plunged into darkness after a fire erupted at a 500KV grid station in Jamshoro in the wees hours of Tuesday morning. A fire at Jamshoro grid station of National Transmission and

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.