Fire in Karachi warehouse hurts three

At least three people received injuries on Saturday in a warehouse fire in Karachi’s Sindh Industrial & Trading Estate (SITE) neighbourhood, police and rescue officials said.

Station House Officer (SHO) Zawar Hussain said the fire erupted in a cylinder warehouse located in Haroonabad, adding that fire tenders were trying to put it out.

Police and rescue officials were present at the site and the rescue operation was ongoing.

No casualties have been reported so far, Hussain said.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Asghar Mehmood said the injured had been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the fire, his office said. “The chief minister called Karachi Administrator Laeeq Ahmed and directed that the fire immediately be brought under control.”

Six fire tenders were being used to battle the fire, the statement added.

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