One person was killed in fire that erupted early on Sunday in a multi-storey building was brought under control after a three-hour long struggle in Clifton.
According to fire brigade officials said, a security guard identified as Rashid is taken out in a dead state from the eighth floor of the commercial building in Clifton Block 4.
The officials also said that 12 people stuck in the building were evacuated with the help of a snorkel.
Eight people stuck on the rooftop were also taken out of the building in the rescue operation.
According to Chief Fire officer Tehseen Ahmed, the fire was extinguished with the help of five fire tenders and one snorkel.
It was reported that the fire was caused to an explosion by an AC compressor and intensified over time.
Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro also reached the site to overview the rescue activities. While speaking to media he said that the fire department requires a helicopter, adding that after the Cabinet’s approval a helicopter will be bought.
“This is alarming that Karachi Fire department has only one snorkel, which also can’t go beyond six floors while the city has several multi-storey buildings,” he said.