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16 killed in chemical factory fire in Pakistan

A fire at a chemical factory in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, has killed at least 16 people. Most of the windows and roof doors of the factory were closed during the fire.

Police and fire service officials said the factory was located east of the city. Most of the factory’s windows were closed during the fire on Friday. Most of the workers died when they were trapped on the second floor of the factory.

At least 16 people were killed in the blaze, Deputy Inspector General of Eastern Karachi Shakib Ismail Memon confirmed.

Footage from a private television channel showed smoke billowing from the floors above the factory. There is only one way to enter and exit the factory.

Mubin Ahmed, chief officer of the fire service, told a local private television that the rescue operation had to be speeded up as the roof doors of the factory were also closed.

A fire at a garment factory in the country in September 2012 burned more than 260 people.

News Room, August 27,2021