At least three killed in Karachi mall-residential complex fire


KARACHI – At least three people have died and two others sustained injuries after massive fire erupted at multiple furniture shops at a six-storey apartment building in Karachi’s FB Area near Ayesha Manzil.

At least seven fire engines are participating in the operation to douse the fire while rescue officials are trying to evacuate people from the building. 

SSP Central Danial Syed told media that fire has started engulfing the upper sections of the building where residential flats are located. 

He said the fire initially started from a mattress store and it later engulfed the surrounding shops.

Report said a person was severely injured in the incident and he has been shifted to hospital for treatment. 

Taking to X, Mayor of Karachi and PPP leader Murtaza Wahab Siddique said: “Fire brigade team is present on ground to deal with the fire situation at Ayesha Manzil. Snorkel is also present on site to evacuate people from the roof if required. Will keep everyone posted”.

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