Fire Engulfed Five in Makeshift Huts in Karachi

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:41

At least five people were killed and seven others others injured as their makeshift huts caught fire in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area on Thursday.

People were burnt to death as a man in the huts was making food when fire erupted and engulfed many other closeby settlements.

Two fire brigades rushed to the scene and defused the flames, while the process of cooling was still under way.

Ambulances shifted the injured to a nearby hospital.

Rescue workers said they were removing the rubble of the huts.

Earlier on February 25, fire in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 13-D burnt at least 50 makeshift huts set up on an empty plot near Mehar Ali Shaheed police check post, causing injuries to two people.

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