Islamabad: At least 14 laborers were killed and several others injured on Friday as a blaze erupted in a chemical factory in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, said police and rescue officials.
According to police officials, at least 14 dead bodies have been retrieved from the factory building engulfed by the fire, and the rescue operation is underway.
Children were among the killed in the incident that happened in the Mehran Town area of Karachi, the provincial capital of the southern Sindh province, said the police.
Around 25 to 30 people were present in the factory when the fire broke out on the first floor of the building because of some toxic chemical, according to rescue officials.
Following the incident, police, rescue teams and fire brigade teams reached the scene and shifted the bodies and injured to a nearby hospital in the city.
The Sindh Rangers personnel have also reached the scene to contribute to the rescue and relief operations. (UNI/Xinhua)