KARACHI: A huge fire at a garment factory in Karachi has killed at least 194 people, provincial health minister Saghir Ahmed said Wednesday.
“Three major hospitals in Karachi have so far received 194 bodies” from the blaze, he told AFP.
Rescue workers have pulled as many as 100 charred remains from the garment factory which was gutted by a huge blaze on Tuesday.
Fire department officials said that they had managed to control fire in most parts of the factory and were now trying to recover bodies of the dead from the building.
Express News correspondent Nadeem Khan said that Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan has said that there were at least 30-35 bodies still inside the stricture.
Khan added that the factory structure, having been exposed to a sweltering blaze for over eight hours, was now in a precarious condition with cracks appearing in its walls. He added that the building had sagged from one side and rescue officials too had warned that the building could collapse at any moment.
Meanwhile, Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad has announced a day of mourning in the city on Wednesday. via, tribune
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