Fire at Clifton – Video

A KMB reader ‘alias’ was kind enough to send this video captured via his cell phone camera today. It shows the fire that broke out at Clifton today at the Mobile Zone market. This video may seem to be a bit messy as it was captured while driving the vehicle but one can really appreciate the chaos at the scene, notice specially the last 10 seconds where there was a loud explosion from within the building which lead to more confusion.

The last few days the increased heat as lead to a number of fires across the city, a few were reported at KMB. But practically in all the disasters the emergency services tried hard but seemed inadequate to make an impact and they appear to become paralyzed with just one building fire. I pray to God that we do not ever need to test their ability if God-forbid a seismic earthquake were to hit Karachi. A lesson from the fateful day in October of 2005 should be enough to teach us a lesson and improve the rescue efforts for such a calamity.

6 Comments so far

  1. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 1:05 am

    “Apprecaite the chaos” ?? How can you do that doctor sahib :-)??

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    phir aag ….!

  3. iD (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

    har roz aag :S
    what the heck’s wrong with karachi these days?

  4. br0ke (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

    the sudden increase in fire breaking out in commercial buildings is due to the new fire insurance policies getting popular….. i smell insurance frauds!!!!!

  5. Imran (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

    the poor emergency crew cant help themselves when the traffic wont allow them to move … i was near the scene and 3 fire trucks went past by me with their sirens screaming and so were the crew to GTF out of the way … but no one listens and hopes “keh mein nikal jaoun bus” … stupid educated jahils …

  6. HATE (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm


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