KARACHI: At least 15 people were injured when a fire erupted in a gas pipeline after an explosion in the Metroville area of the city on Wednesday.
According to sources, 15 people received minor burn injuries when the fire erupted in a gas pipeline after an explosion in Metroville area. One car and two rickshaws were also burnt in the fire. However, the fire was doused after some time.
A heavy contingent of Rangers and police was present at the site of the fire. The injured were shifted to different hospitals of the city for treatment.
Fire incidents are a common occurrence in Karachi. In September this year, a fire erupted in a shoe factory which took 17 hours to cool down.
However, it was not an accident as a few workers had reportedly set fire to a chemical drum in the factory, following an altercation with the accounts department over the payment of salary, claimed Chief Fire Officer Tehseen Siddiqui.