KARACHI: A blaze broke out at a towel factory near Zikria Masjid in New Karachi Industrial Area on Wednesday evening. Dozens of employees were busy working inside the multi-storey building of Saeed Towel Factory when the fire erupted. A fire department spokesperson said that the cause of the third-degree inferno had yet to be ascertained, adding that the gusts of wind had caused the fire to spread to another neighbouring factory. Meanwhile, DSP Irshad Bhutto said that no loss of human life was reported since the factory had been evacuated immediately. He added that the nearby factories had also been evacuated.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 4th, 2015.