Karachi (April 11, 2018): Massive fire erupted in the warehouse of Karachi’s City Court in the wee hours of Wednesday (Today).
Multiple explosions were heard here in the property room of the City Court after a fire that had erupted early Tuesday night raged on. Part of the roof of the warehouse caved in due to the massive fire.
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Fire officials, who said teams had been sent to the scene immediately after an emergency call, were unable to contain the blaze that enveloped the evidence room, which usually houses items — including explosives — recovered from arrested suspects.
Shiraz Nazeer, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for City, informed media that the area surrounding the City Court police station and the evidence room does not have closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed, thereby, making determining the cause of the fire a bigger challenge.However, Nazeer said the CCTV cameras inside the court were being checked to see if any footage — that may help in the consequent investigation — could be obtained.
At least 5 fire brigade vehicles were dispatched to the site of the blaze, officials of the emergency response team said. The cause of the blaze is said to be a short circuit.