Employee killed as fire erupts in medicine company

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Firefighting teams have successfully doused the fire at a medicine factory in Karachi’s Korangi which claimed the life of an employee namely Hammad.The firefighting officer Zafar Khan told the media that more than 600 workers were present inside the medicine factory at the time of the blaze incident.

The factory caught fire due to an explosion of a gas cylinder on the upper floor, the officer said. He said that the employee lost his life after the gas cylinder exploded near him.

The powerful explosive also cracked the walls of the factory. The firefighting officer of the Korangi Fire Station said that firefighting tools and cylinders were present in the factory, however, the workers did not have much time to use them due to the stampede. Earlier, it was reported that an employee was burnt to death after fire erupts in a medicine company near Chamra Chowrangi in Karachi’s Korangi.

The third floor of a medicine company caught fire near Chamra Chowrangi in Karachi’s Korangi. An employee of the firm was burnt to death in the dangerous blaze, police officials told the media. Another employee working on the same floor sustained injuries from window glasses and was shifted to the hospital, they added.The fire tenders of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) rushed to the scene and started dousing the blaze. The deceased employee was identified as Hammad.