5 injured as fire burns 100 huts

KARACHI: At least five people were wounded and 100 huts were destroyed due to a fire in a shanty town, here on Thursday.

According to Fire brigade, fire suddenly engulfed Junejo Town located in the city of Mehmoodabad area aand at least 5 people were injured. They said some 100 booths were destroyed in the slum area.

Fire brigade tenders however extinguished the flames.

The injured were taken to nearby hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire was not known.

However, Pakistan Muslim League- Quaid e Azam (PML-Q) Sindh chapter president Haleem Adil Sheikh visited the fire-ravaged locality and asked the government to compensate them. He assured help to the affected people from the platform of his party.