No loss of life reported
A massive fire engulfed shanties near Nagan Chowrangi in Karachi late Monday, according to eyewitnesses and rescue officials.
Several fire tenders reached the area, where firefighters were busy extinguishing the raging flames. Tankers from NIPA and Sakhi Hassan water hydrants had been dispatched to the site.
So far, no loss of life has been reported in the wake of the blaze.
People are working to empty their houses of their belongings themselves. Scenes of residents rushing into their houses to gather their belongings were witnessed at the site.
The police and fire brigade are both at the scene.