Fire broke out on Sunday in a garment factory located near Port Qasim Bridge in the limits of Bin Qasim Police station. No casualties were reported.
“The factory was closed due to Sunday and only the watchman was on duty when a short-circuit occurred inside the factory which caused the inferno,” Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Bin Qasim Abdul Fateh Sangri said.
He said police reached the spot within minutes and informed the fire brigade. The garment factory and Agha Steel both are located along the Port Qasim Bridge, “We tried to remove inflammable materials and other goods from the factory and although the fire tenders reached in time, the fire had spread inside the industrial unit,” Sangri said.
According Fire Brigade officials, it took 28 fire tenders to control the blaze.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2014.