Fire at dye factory in New Karachi causes significant damage


KARACHI: A fire broke out at a dye factory located in the Gabol Town area of New Karachi at noon, destroying millions of rupees worth of goods but no loss of life was reported. The factory administration immediately informed the fire department, who reached the factory but by that time the blaze had already engulfed the entire factory and barrels of chemicals had exploded. According to fire department’s spokesperson, six fire trucks and a water bowser were dispatched to the site. Most of the employees working in the factory managed to escape the building when the fire broke out. The firefighters, with the help of volunteers from different welfare organisations and law enforcers, broke the windows and walls of the building in order to evacuate the remaining labourers inside the factory.