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At least 45 shops reduced to ashes in a fire at Karachi’s Garibabad furniture market

Furniture worth millions of rupees gutted.

At least 45 shops were reduced to ashes in a fire at Karachi’s Garibabad furniture market.

As reported, the fire broke out in a furniture godown which engulfed the surrounding shops and factories in the area.

The furniture market has around 70 shops out of which 45 small and big shops were damaged by the fire, according to the shopkeepers.

As reported, two people had sustained injuries in their efforts to extinguish the fire. 

6 vehicles of the Fire Brigade reached the spot and after 4 hours firefighters were able to bring the fire under control.

According to the Fire Brigade officer, Shahid Qadri said they were ill-treated by shopkeepers.

He said they faced difficulties in dousing the fire however, it was brought under complete control.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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