At least five persons were killed when a house located in Muhammad Ali Society Sultan Road caught fire on late Wednesday night.
According to initial reports, a fire broke out in a two-storey building located at the Shaheed Tippu Sultan Road as a result smoke accumulated in the building due to which five persons died due to suffocation.
Fire brigade and rescue teams reached the spot and brought the fire under control. Rescue sources said that two women were among the dead.
The bodies have been moved to Jinnah Hospital for postmortem.The cause of the fire is still not known, the police said and added that we are investigating the matter.
In a separate incident of fire in the metropolis, earlier this year, a fire that broke out at a furniture godown located in the Furniture Market in the Liaquatabad area of the city.
The fire broke out in the basement of the furniture warehouse which spread quickly and engulfed the three-story building. Getting the information, five fire brigade vehicles had reached the spot to control the fire.