Efforts underway to seek for the victims — AFP

KARACHI: At the very least 15 folks died in a hearth that broke out at a chemical manufacturing facility in Mehran City Friday, rescue officers mentioned in keeping with Geo Information.

The our bodies of 15 labourers have been retrieved from contained in the constructing to date and firefighting personnel are engaged in rescue operations. Many individuals are nonetheless trapped contained in the manufacturing facility.

The our bodies have been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). In line with the hospital administration, to date 5 our bodies have been recognized as Salman, Farman, Hassan, Ali and Farhan.

The administration added that Farhan, Ali, Farman and Hassan belonged from the identical household.

In the meantime, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah additionally took discover of the incident and directed the Karachi commissioner and the labour division to organize an in depth report. 

In line with hearth brigade officers, hearth broke out in a chemical drum and unfold to different components of the manufacturing facility, in the meantime the hearth brigade arrived late at round 10am to douse the blaze.

Rescue officers mentioned that they had requested for heavy equipment to interrupt the manufacturing facility partitions. It’s being reported that they’re dealing with difficulties within the rescue operation as a consequence of heavy smoke. 

Two firefighters have been additionally injured whereas making an attempt to place out the blaze, Geo Information reported.

In an replace on the blaze, Chief Hearth Officer Mubeen Ahmed informed Geo Information that 13 hearth tenders and a snorkel have been getting used to place out the blaze.

He mentioned a rescue car and water board tanker have been additionally current on the scene.

“There is just one solution to enter the manufacturing facility,” the chief hearth officer mentioned, explaining that the roof of the manufacturing facility was additionally locked, making it troublesome for the labourers to flee.

He mentioned a seek for the victims is below approach.

The hearth has been introduced below management and the cooling course of is underway, he mentioned.

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