Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation inspects fire fighting operation in silk mill

Karachi: Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has said it was our duty to take measures for protection of lives and property of citizens and to provide them with the basic civic facilities. KMC was playing active role in this connection.

He said this on the inspection of the venue of fire in Silk Mills in North Karachi Industrial Area on Tuesday.

The Administrator Karachi immediately rushed to the spot after getting the information about the fire erupted in the mill. He then directed the fire brigade department to control the fire as soon as possible and ensure minimum loss of lives and property.

He also issued instruction for calling fire tenders from all the fire stations of Karachi along with the rescue unit, ambulances and city wardens so that the emergency conditions could be dealt with in a better way.

Administrator KMC was informed that the fire erupted in the Universal Silk Mills at about 11 am which later engulfed the whole factory. The fire brigade rushed to the spot and begun its operation to extinguish the fire. All the fire stations were put on alert during this and the fire tenders and snorkel ladder were also called.

He was informed that the roof of the building collapsed due to heavy weight of silk mill’s machinery and the low quality material used in the construction of building.

A fire fighter Zubair Ansari got injured while doing its duty while another person found critically injured and rushed to the hospital right away.

Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed on this occasion appreciated the performance of fire fighters and directed them to control the fire at the earliest. He also instructed that full attention should be paid on the medical treatment to the injured fire fighter.

He said this being an important industrial area in the city and the instant action by fire brigade prevented the outbreak of fire to adjoining factories. He said all emergency measures taken for this operation must carry on till getting complete control on fire.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406

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