At least four firemen were killed and several others were injured when a factory damaged in a fire earlier in the day in Karachi collapsed on Wednesday night.
According to details, the building collapsed when the firefighters and rescue teams were busy in relief and rescue work after extinguishing the blaze in the factory. Several firefighters and civilians were buried under the rubble.
The rescue teams retrieved four dead bodies of firemen from the debris and pulled out 13 persons in injured condition. The deceased were identified as Mohsin, Afzal, Muhammad Sohail and Khalid.
The bodies were moved to Edhi Centre Sohrab Goth, from where they were handed over to the heirs of the deceased for burial.
The rescue sources said that all the deceased were firefighters who were busy in cooling process. The injured included 11 firefighters and two civilians. The rescue operation is ongoing till filing of this report.