Hundreds of vehicles torched after fire in Karachi impoundment lot – Pakistan

A fire broke out in a commonly known vehicle depot. Nazarat — More than 440 motorcycles, cars and other vehicles were set on fire on Sunday near Aziz Bhatti Park in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal district.

According to East Raja Tariq Hussain, Deputy Director (DC), the fire started in a bush inside the building. Nazarat around 9:50 am. He added that the fire department, police, relevant deputy chiefs and mukhtiarkar arrived at the scene “within 15 minutes”.

Abdul Rashid Channa, spokesman for Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah Sind, said in a statement that the fire had been extinguished and that the cooling process was ongoing. He added that many vehicles and motorcycles were damaged, but no casualties were reported.

Citing DC Hussain, the statement said, “An accident report showing the damaged vehicle will be submitted after the cooling process is complete.”

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Chief Fire Officer Mubeen Ahmed said: Serb It is said that six firefighters extinguished the fire in three hours. The fire chief regretted that these vehicles had earned the people’s trust. Nazarat.

He lamented the state of the security devices, accusing them of not being guarded or not having a fire safety system.

Late in the evening, an official source said. Serb According to a report on vehicle damage estimates compiled by the DC office, “a total of 400 motorcycles, 40 cars, a bus and two rickshaws” were lost in the fire.

In an initial investigation, police ruled out the possibility of sabotage.

East-SSP Syed Abdul Rahim Sherazi, citing firefighters and eyewitnesses, said sparks from a high-voltage line started the fire. But he added that police are awaiting a final report from firefighters.

CM Shah Order Inquiry

Meanwhile, Muhammad Sohail Rajput, chief secretary of Sindh, Serb According to the Prime Minister’s instructions, it is said that he ordered an investigation to determine the cause of the fire and establish responsibility.

According to a notice issued by Rajput, Muhammad Hanif Channa, Executive Officer of the PAS (BS-20), Secretarial Services and Secretariat, has been appointed to conduct the investigation.

The notice stated that the conditions for the commission of the investigation were to investigate the cause of the fire accident and hold the individual/organization accountable for the negligence or willful commission of an arson offense on public property. Channa was also instructed to make recommendations to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

He was ordered to file the report within 7 days.

Residents demand eviction from Nazarat

Some residents talked to the media and demanded the move immediately. Nazarat From residential areas to abandoned places on highways to avoid future accidents.

Resident Irfan Amin told the press that he had lived there for the past eight years. He said he may have devoured a residential building if the fire had not been extinguished immediately.

He urged authorities to remove the vehicle and cut the bushes to prevent such accidents in the future. He said residents heard an “explosion” around 9 a.m. and saw a fire in the vehicle. Amin added that the fire made the fire worse when the tire burst, and thick smoke from the area made it difficult for residents to breathe.

Another resident urged the government to remove this “cemetery” of vehicles. He said there are at least 24 apartments in which residents live, as the vehicles tend to fire regularly after a few months because they have gas cylinders and gasoline.