Fire Erupts Once Again in Karachi Garments Factory
KARACHI: The fire erupted once again in the garment factory in Baldia Town while rescue operation remained suspended in the night, Geo News reported.
Over 258 lives were lost in a horrific fire which engulfed the garment factory located in Baldia Town on Tuesday.
According to Edhi sources, around 217 dead bodies were brought at Edhi morgue where the identity of 137 has been confirmed. 107 bodies have been handed over to the heirs, the sources added.
At least 1,000 workers were present inside the factory at the time of the fire to receive their salaries.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed has said that DNA samples of the bodies, whose identity could not be confirmed, would be taken at Civil Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. He advised the heirs to provide blood samples for the identification of dead bodies.
Meanwhile, rescue operation remained suspended in the ill-fated garment factory last night and the rescue teams awaited for water-pumps to drain out hot water present in the basement. via: thenews.com.pk