KARACHI: Four members of a family including 2 women and a minor girl are said to have been burnt to death in massive eruption of fire in a residential building in Karachi’s Hijrat Colony on Saturday morning.
According to media reports the family was residing on the first floor of the building that caught the fire.
Local residents claimed that fire engines reached the spot half an hour late. A police official said the fire has been doused while the cooling and search process is underway.
On the other hand police and fire officials said that narrow streets and parking of cars in huddle proved to be stumbling block in extinguishing fire.
Firefighters fear that some people may still be entrapped in the damaged building.
The entire building is overcast with smoke while the cause of fire has not been ascertained so far.