Major fire in Karachi chemical factory

A major fire broke out at a chemical factory in Pakistan's port city of Karachi late Saturday night and was yet to be brought under control till Sunday afternoon, Geo News reported. moke billowing from the fire was visible from miles away.

Over 15 fire tenders were pressed into service after the inferno was reported in the city's Gulbai area. The fire also engulfed two adjacent buildings.

Many blasts were reported intermittently in the five-storey building due to storage of chemical while several parts of it were collapsed.

Teams of Pakistan Air Force and Army have also been deployed to douse the fire, Dawn reported Sunday. 

No loss of life was reported in the incident till afternoon. Some fire experts suggested attempting to put out the fire with water was useless as chemical fires could only be extinguished using a special kind of a fire retardant foam.

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