Progressive Center Fire

This is the latest picture of last nights fire at Progressive Center, last night when I was crossing this area around 1:30am or so the fire was generally under control, a snorkel had apparently doused the flames and I only saw smoke spewing through the burnt windows.

What was appalling was the fact that the Tamashai [audience] out numbered the rescue effort by 1:10. Around 300 people with 100 cars parked three lanes wide, flocking the area leaving barely the outside lane of Shahrai Faisal open where the late night traffic squeezed which was made worse by the rubber necking drivers trying to catch a glimpse of the action, it was sadly more chaotic then anything else.

Rescue forces were out in full force and included well over 7-8 fire trucks and about 15 ambulances on alert – but the crowd in the area was sadly more of a hindrance then any good. I wish, I wish……. people would know better

4 Comments so far

  1. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on August 11th, 2008 @ 9:22 am

    We people have seen so much killings, fire and blood, that we have started enjoying these moments and in this way we wanna be part of events like these. Those 300 people will be proudly telling there friends ke haan main ne khud dekha hay main tu waheen tha and things like that.

    Same can be observed in road accidents that we come across frequently.

  2. seskey on August 11th, 2008 @ 9:56 am

    we have lost the humanity within us, we are scared to help people in need. All 300 gathered could be having 300 versions of accident, i wonder where MB & Teeth are, may be investigating to find a hand of MQM or Musharraf into the fire.

    or likly possibility theory of Ameer hamza could be that some one was making-up with a GF in the privacy of office and the place caught fire.

  3. MB (kar_munib) on August 12th, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

    Too bad
    Rescue efforts hindered by these guys

  4. Raza (raza) on August 17th, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    Hey I used to work here! So sad to hear about this incident. Glad no one got hurt and that it happened when very few people were in the building

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