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Karachi’s FTC building fire doused after four hours

March 17 , 2019

A fire erupted on the sixth floor of the FTC building on Karachi’s Sharae Faisal early Sunday morning.

It was doused after four hours with the help of 10 fire tenders and two snorkels, according to the fire department.

The fire erupted at the office of National Bank, said Chief Fire Officer Tehsin Ahmed Siddiqui.

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The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained

When asked about the delay in dousing the fire, Siddiqui said that first fire tenders were sent but the firefighters realised that they couldn’t douse the fire on their own.

“It takes us some time to dispatch fire trucks because there are only 24 fire stations in the city,” he said.

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  1. Adnan Rauf   March 17, 2019 2:01 pm/ Reply

    10 15 years before at main II Chundrigar road fire National Bank head office fire broke killing security incharge Mr Salam

  2. Nida   March 17, 2019 4:13 pm/ Reply


  3. unknown   March 17, 2019 7:33 pm/ Reply

    Few weeks ago a fire incident was also occurred at FTC second Floor on SATURDAY in the office of Meezan Group (Meezan Bank)

    Can anybody guess that why for incident occurred on SATURDAY / SUNDAY

  4. Zahid   March 17, 2019 9:56 pm/ Reply

    No words

  5. Muhammad   March 18, 2019 10:10 pm/ Reply

    thinking of conspiracy theories….. رکارڈ جلائو باس کو بچائو۔۔۔

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