Twelve hurt in New York building collapse blaze

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a large blaze tore through a neighboring property, which was also at risk of falling down, the fire department said. Four of the injured were in a critical condition as a result of the emergency just after 3:00 pm in Manhattan´s popular East Village neighborhood on Second Avenue, a spokeswoman told AFP. The cause of the incident and how... 

Bangladesh building collapse kills five dozens feared trapped

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Five workers were confirmed dead and dozens more are feared trapped after the roof of a half-built cement factory collapsed in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, police and rescuers said. At least six people are in a critical condition after the accident at a building site in the port city of Mongla, local police chief Jahedur Rahman told AFP. It was unclear how many people were trapped, with Rahman saying no more... 

Fire at Income Tax building extinguished in Karachi

Posted by on Mar 09, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: A fire which erupted at the Income Tax building on Monday morning has been extinguished. Officials said the record contained inside the building was not burnt in the blaze. The fire erupted on the eight floor of the Income Tax building located in the Sindh Secretariat at 9:00 AM this morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to extinguish the blaze which quickly spread to fourth floor of the building. The canteen... 

At least two killed as building collapses in Wah Cantt

Posted by on Mar 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Lahore: At least two people were killed and eight injured when a building collapsed in Wah Cantonment late on Monday night. Rescue workers were busy trying to recover those trapped underneath the rubble. According to rescue sources, two bodies and four injured people had so far been recovered from the rubble. The dead included a child and a elderly man. Workers were still carrying out a rescue operation at the time... 

Fire erupts in building on II Chundrigar Road

Posted by on Feb 09, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The Commerce Center building located on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road caught fire on Monday. The fire erupted on the fourth floor of the building. Fire tenders have arrived at the scene and are trying to extinguish the blaze which is growing in intensity. Fire brigades across the city have been placed on high-alert. Several people are trapped inside the building which houses multiple offices. This... 

PM Nawaz meets PAF Chief commits funds for capacity building

Posted by on Feb 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a meeting with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt on Wednesday said that the government will continue providing funds for the capacity building of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). While discussing the professional matters of the PAF, the PM said that the air force needed to assess and meet the current demands and challenges of the situation in the country. The... 

Fire in Karachi building extinguished

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: A fire erupted in a building near Baloch Colony in Karachi on Tuesday morning that was extinguished before it could cause heavy loss, Geo News reported. According to the details, fire broke out on the seventh floor of a multi-storey building situated on main Shahra-e-Faisal near Baloch Colony. Several persons who got trapped inside the building were rescued with the help of snorkel as smoke filled the area. Fire... 

Fire erupts at residential building in Liaquatabad

Posted by on Dec 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Fire erupted in the basement of a three-story residential building in Liaquatabad on Saturday, Geo News reported. Details have it that the fire broke out in the basement of a building in Firdous Market and witnesses told that women and children got trapped on the upper floors of the building. Fire brigades were called in to extinguish the flames and to rescue the trapped families in the three-storey building.... 

Europe okays building phase of largest telescope

Posted by on Dec 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: The European Southern Observatory (ESO) said Thursday it would go ahead with construction of the world´s most powerful land-based telescope, a behemoth designed to locate planets in other solar systems. Building work on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) has been authorised by ESO´s governing body after funding pledges exceeded 90 percent of the roughly one-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) cost, the... 

Phone internet connections disrupted as fire engulfs Lahore PTCL building

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Thousands of telephone lines and internet connections were disrupted after heavy fire erupted at the PTICL building on Sunday. Fire Brigade sources said that the fire broke out around 2:00 AM which engulfed three floors. Telephone exchange and other installations were affected by the blaze and according to a PTCL spokesman 45,000 telephone lines and almost 25,000 internet connections were disconnected due to the... 
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