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Criminal Negligance Of Industries And Labour Departments Of Sindh Government In Karachi Fire Tragedy

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Published on Sep 12, 2012

Criminal Negligance Of Industries And Labour Departments Of Sindh Government In Karachi Fire Tragedy
"We found dozens of people dead in a large room of the factory's basement.

It was totally burnt and parts of it were smouldering, which we put out before shifting the bodies to hospitals," Salim said.

"Our firemen are searching every nook and corner of the factory despite having limited resources to cope with such a grave situation," he said.

Salim added that the blaze was Karachi's "biggest fire in terms of deaths in decades".

In January 2009, 40 people were killed, more than half of them children, when a fire engulfed dozens of wooden homes in Karachi's impoverished Baldia neighbourhood.

Factory workers said that they made plastic utensils and under garments.

The death toll was revised sharply upwards after police earlier said the fire, which erupted late Tuesday, had killed nine workers.

Some shouting and sobbing relatives of trapped workers, desperate to get inside the building, scuffled with police during the night

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