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Plane carrying Saudi World Cup footballers escapes disaster

The plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s World Cup team suffered a fire in one of its engines as the players flew to Rostov-on-Don for their next match, the Saudi football federation said Monday. The aircraft landed safely after what one of the Saudi players called a “simple malfunction”. “It was a small fire in one of the engines, the right…

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Fire at Multan house kills three people

A fire broke out at a two-storey house on Multan’s Vehari Road, killing three people. According to rescue workers, the three people died due to suffocation in the fumes. The deceased belonged to the same family. Eight firefighters doused the flames.

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Fire erupts in Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s office

A fire broke out inside the office of Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. A short circuit in the staff room on Tuesday morning caused the UPS battery to explode. Furniture and other equipment were reduced to ashes by the fire. Fire fighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze. Justice Shaukat Aziz…

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Huge fire guts electronics factory in Lahore

LAHORE: Major fire destroyed factory of a well-known electronics manufacturing company in Lahore, Samaa reported. The flames erupted in the factory’s production unit this afternoon and later engulfed the entire factory, with no loss of life. A factory employee told Samaa that packed material in production unit caught fire after welding. Fire fighters hurried to…

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At least 18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire

BEIJING: A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in a suspected arson case, police and state media said. The blaze took place after midnight in a three-storey building in Qingyuan City, Guangdong province, and was put out shortly before 1:00 am local time,…

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Mother, son killed in Lahore house fire

Reporting by: Arshad Virk LAHORE: A woman and her three-year old son were killed as a fire erupted inside their house on Monday evening. People said that stove was burning when food was being cooked in the house located at Lahore’s factory area. The exact reason of the blaze is unknown. The residents tried to…

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Case records destroyed as fire breaks out at Karachi City Courts

Reporting by Irfanul Haq & Salman Ahmed Files containing case records were burnt as a fire broke out at a Karachi court late Tuesday night. The fire erupted at the warehouse and record room of the City Courts in Saddar at 2:25am. Blasts were heard as explosive material and ammunition were stored at the warehouse….

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Tree catches fire after lightning strikes it in Mianwali

MIANWALI: A tree caught fire after lightning struck it in Musakhel, Mianwali on Sunday. Mianwali received stormy showers yesterday in the afternoon. In the meantime, lightning suddenly hit a tree located near Musakhel on Talagang Road, Mianwali, setting it on fire. Personnel of Rescue 1122 rushed to the tree and put out the fire as…

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Trump Tower fire kills 1, injures 4

NEW YORK: An elderly man died late Saturday after a blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York which also injured four firefighters, officials said. The New York Police Department said the 67-year-old man was found “unconscious and unresponsive” when officers arrived at the scene of the fire. The man was…

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Fire destroys Multan department store

MULTAN: Goods costing millions of rupees have been burnt into ashes in a major fire that broke out in a department store in Multan on Friday morning. Fourteen vehicles of fire brigade department are taking part in the operation to extinguish the blaze in Cantonement Bazar. No loss of life has been reported but a…

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Five die of suffocation in Lahore building fire

At least five people lost their lives in a fire that overnight erupted in a building located in Barkat Market, Lahore Tuesday. The blaze was caused by short circuit in the basement of the building where a cafeteria is located. The fire soon engulfed the ground floor. There are offices and residential flats on upper…

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Pakistan army joins fire extinguishing efforts in Margalla

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops have joined firefighting efforts in Margalla Hills where a massive fire broke out two days ago. According to CDA officials, the fire engulfed 40 acres area destroying bushes and small trees in Kalinger and Sandoori villages. As many as four helicopters including those of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) took part in…

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Six-storey building catches fire in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: Fire broke out in a six-storey building located near Popular Nursery in Gujranwala Saturday. At least five firefighting vehicles of the Rescue are busy in operation to extinguish the fire. A total of eight fire-tenders and water-bowsers are busy in the operation. An electric transformer also was destroyed in the fire that engulfed the…

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Fire at Japanese senior welfare residence kills 11

TOKYO: Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. The cause of Wednesday night’s fire in the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, was still being investigated and victims were still being identified, police said. Public…

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Two children die in fire at slum area in F-11

ISLAMABAD: Two children died on Friday night due to fire erupted here at houses in slum area at Sector F-11, Golra police source said. He said that deceased have been identified as eight years old Ali and three years old Ibrahim while nine years old girl Sania received fire injuries. The reason behind the fire…

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Watch: Fire breaks out in record room of NBP

Key records and documents are feared to be destroyed after a fire broke out in the records room of National Bank of Pakistan located in Faisalabad.

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Barge carrying fireworks catches fire off Australian beach; two injured

SYDNEY: Two men have been injured and thousands have been forced to evacuate after a barge caught fire during a New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Terrigal Beach, on the New South Wales central coast. Police say two men operating the fireworks suffered minor injuries when the barge caught fire about 9:00pm, sending a large…

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Firefighters battle blaze in Manchester apartment block

LONDON: Firefighters battled a blaze in a tower block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday with flames engulfing several apartments on the ninth floor. The Manchester fire service said it had sent 12 fire engines to tackle the blaze in the Northern Quarter of the city and urged people to avoid the area. It…

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Fire at birthday party in India’s financial capital kills at least 12

Fire fighters inspect the restaurants destroyed in a fire in Mumbai, India, December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui MUMBAI: At least 12 people died and three were critically injured in a late night fire at a multi-story building in India’s financial capital Mumbai, local authorities said on Friday, reported Reuters. The majority of those killed were…

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New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) personnel work on the scene of an apartment fire in Bronx, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky NEW YORK: Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the…

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Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

People are seen on the roof of a building as smoke rises during a fire in Davao, the Philippines, in this still image taken a December 23, 2017 social media video. Ashley Nicole Avila Rafaela/via REUTERS MANILA: Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers…

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