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Two people wounded in Karachi factory fire

KARACHI: Two people suffered burn wounds when a fire erupted in a factory at SITE Super Highway in wee hours of Monday, ARY News reported.

According to rescue sources, the fire erupted in a towel-making factory which spread to an adjoining industrial unit.

Upon being informed of the fire, six fire engines rushed to the site quickly and began operation to douse the flames. The blaze was brought under control after hours of efforts.

The two injured, identified as Muhammad Jan and Ramzan, were shifted to a nearby medical facility for medical attention.

Earlier, on March 21, a fire incident in a commercial building in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhood had resulted in the deaths of two men. The deceased jumped off the multi-storey building in a bid to save themselves.

The blaze had broken out at the Noor Trade Centre on University Road within the limits of the Aziz Bhatti police station. Besides the fire brigade, Pakistan Navy helicopters also participated in the rescue operation to airlift the trapped people to safety.

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Two of the trapped people had jumped off the building to death in a bid to save themselves from the flames.

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