Fire at Mobile Zone Building

Fire erupted this morning in Clifton at the Mobile Zone market, also called the CTC building. No deaths confirmed yet, casualties yet to be counted. As reported by Indus News, shopkeepers fled out everyone helping themselves and their neighbours. 3 hours after the fire shopkeepers complain that no one was formally helping them out. They complain that the government sends helicopters when there is a fire at a government owned building but no rescue helicopter has been sent as yet even though fire has spread to all floors of the building.

Watch this space for updates.

11 Comments so far

  1. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    Why have we started to see fire all over Karachi? I mean what’s happening? Is it because our people are getting far too ignorant that they smoke in no smoking areas, do we have circuit problems or is insurance fraud the new thing in town?

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

    are you talking about this news?

  3. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    Cause of fire can be many, I mean we are not short on causes here. Dilapidated wiring, total absence of fire fighting equipment in buildings, lack of education about fire hazard and of course, insurance fraud can be some reasons.

    However, it was good that it rained, must have put it off.

  4. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    It’s raining really hard here with very strong wind. Dark clouds all around. How shall I get home??:(

  5. Nabeel (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

    It’s raining really hard here with very strong wind. Dark clouds all around. How shall I get home??:(

    I m with U bro.. Cought aboughs Aghas @

  6. x (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

    lovin the rain



  7. Muhammad Ali Yaqoob (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 8:24 pm

    I am really surprised, no post yet about heavy rainfall or aftermath

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

    yeah RAIN always helps us while we are in trouble. It was RAIN which have often saved us in cricket matches otherwise we could experience offensive defeats.

  9. iD (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    did you notice there are just so many fire complaints in the recent past?
    why is that?

  10. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

    ID, that’s what I was talking about!

    Most of the authors here either post CRAP or do NOT post what should be posted right away.

    Oh btw, I am generator for the last 2 hours and the lights went off right before the rain and I guess that was 5:00. It’s 9:00 and it’s been 4 hours and we are without electricity

    Anyhow, this is what I have heard and I am not sure if this is true or not.

    – 36 out of 52 grid stations in Karachi are not working.

    – 19 people have already died due to today’s storm.

    – 150 people have been hospitilized.

    This is getting worse by the minute and yes, it was totally predictable. The wind was just too very powerful. I have never seen such a storm in Karachi! Terrible!

  11. X --- (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

    @Zeeshan: with 36 out of 52 grid stations non functional, along with several telephone networks also non functional, you do understand people have problems connecting to the interet too…dont you?

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