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Four firefighters killed, several injured in Karachi factory collapse

10:14 AM | 13 Apr, 2023
Four firefighters killed, several injured in Karachi factory collapse
Source: File Photo

KARACHI – At least four firefighters died and several others were injured after a burned factory collapsed in the country’s financial capital Karachi.

Media reports suggest that the building collapsed when the firemen and rescue teams were busy in relief and rescue work after extinguishing the fire in the factory.

As the dilapidated building caved in, several firefighters and civilians were buried under the rubble.

Later, a rescue operation was started in which rescue teams retrieved four bodies of firemen from the debris while over dozen persons suffered injuries. The deceased were identified as Mohsin, Afzal, Muhammad Sohail and Khalid.

Rescue officials moved bodies and injured to hospital for medico-legal formalities and medical help from where they were handed over to the heirs of the deceased for final rites.

Administrator Karachi and other officials rushed to the spot as the incident triggered panic among local residents.

It was learnt that the dead firemen were busy in the cooling process when the building collapsed. Meanwhile, officials are investigating what caused the fire in the first place, while further proceedings are underway.

More to follow…

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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