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Blaze kills 24 at school in Malaysian capital

KUALA LUMPUR: A fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys killed at least 24 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, officials said. Officials suspected an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that broke out in a top floor dormitory, where most of the students perished. The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a “tahfiz” boarding school where students learn to memorize the Koran, was reported around 5.40 a.m. local time (2140 GMT Wednesday), according to a…

Gujranwala factory fire extinguished after 8 hours of battle

GUJRANWALA: Fire broke out at a double-storey plastic goods manufacturing factory here on Thursday morning, ARY News reported. According to rescue teams on the spot, all nearby residential buildings were evacuated timely in aftermath of the raging fire. It took authorities around eight hours to extinguish the blaze after which the cooling process has been initiated. Nine fire tenders took part in the rescue operations. No loss of life has been reported so far. However, massive cracks have developed in the walls of…

125 victims of Bahawalpur inferno laid to rest

BHAWALPUR: The combined funeral prayers of 125 victims of the Ahmedpur Sharqia oil tanker blaze were held on Tuesday after which they were laid to rest, ARY News reported.  The bodies of the victims were brought for burial rituals in twelve trucks. Many of them were beyond recognition. The funeral prayers scheduled for 1PM where held after a delay of over four hours. A large number of people attended the funeral including local politicians, parliamentarians, district and civil administration. People from all walk of…

Fire breaks out at Lahore’s shopping plaza

LAHORE: Fire broke out in a garment shop at lahore's shopping plaza, Anarkali Plaza here in the wee hours of Monday which engulfed the adjacent shops within minutes, ARY News reported. The firefighting has been continued for more than five hours as raging blaze could not be controlled by six fire tenders of the city's fire brigade. According to rescue agencies, an electric short circuit caused the fire erupted which spread quickly to several other shops located at basement of the shopping plaza. However, no loss of…

Karachi: Fire breaks out near Rainbow Centre in Saddar

KARACHI: A Fire broke out in a fruit godown near Rainbow Centre in Saddar area of Karachi on Monday, ARY News reported. Two fire tenders have been engaged in firefighting. The firefighting operation could not be started timely due to narrow alleys to reach on the spot. According to ARY News reporter, the inhabitants of the area pelted stones at fire brigade workers for delay in the firefighting effort. Initially, the fire brigade officials have declared it as third degree fire. The shops dealing in firecracker…

Karachi: Firemen fight blaze at godown in Nazimabad residential building

KARACHI: A fire broke out in a godown in Nazimabad area of Karachi on Friday morning, ARY News reported. The four-storey building Tariq Plaza in Nazimabad locality reportedly comprises of 55 residential flats and a godown at the ground floor of the building. Rescue workers have evacuated residents from the building to avoid any loss of life. Three fire tenders are dousing the fire. So far, no loss of life has been reported. The firemen have been engaged in fighting the blaze. According to sources, the fire erupted…

Fire at furniture factory in Okara doused after hours of fire fighting

OKARA: A fire erupted in furniture factory located at M.A Jinnah road here on Wednesday burning woods worth hundreds of thousands rupees into ashes, ARY News reported.  The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. However, the blaze engulfed the entire factory in minutes. A contingent of six fire tenders doused the blaze after hours of firefighting. Woods worth hundreds of thousands burnt into ashes as result of the fierce blaze in the furniture factory. However, no loss of life has been reported…

21 shops burnt in blaze at Lahore’s Anarkali

LAHORE: At least 21 shops were burnt in a fierce blaze at a shopping mall in Anarkali area of Lahore here in the wee hours of Saturday, ARY News reported. Ten fire tenders doused the fire after six hours long fire fighting. According to rescue sources, the fire broke out at fourth floor of the shopping mall around 2 am and engulfed adjacent buildings. Shop owners alleged that the emergency agencies delayed in rescue operations resulting in heavy losses. However, no loss of life has been reported in the incident.…