KARACHI: An immense fire broke out at Keamari oil terminal in Karachi on Thursday wherein at least two people were passed away and four others wounded and the overall supply of petrol to other parts of the country suspended due to fire.
As per the report of Police, the dead bodies of two people who were working at the Keamari oil terminal at the time of the fire were recovered and identified.
Both persons were the tanker drivers and residents of the Kutchi Para neighbourhood nearby, an official of the oil tankers association confirmed to media.
The blaze was brought under control after several hours.
Oil supply to the other part of the city disrupted.
Due to the fire at the Keamari oil terminal, the overall supply of petroleum products across the country suspended proclaimed by the All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association.
“We have borne huge losses due to the fire,” asked Senior Vice Chairman Oil Tankers Association Shams Shahwani. He said that they have removed their tankers from the terminal for now.
“We will assess the situation after the fire has been extinguished and then decide on restoring the supply,” said Shams Shahwani.
Prior, Senior superintendent City Police Muqadas Haider informed that they had controlled over the fire from spreading further.
“We have called in more fire brigade tenders,” the police officer had informed.
In the meanwhile, traffic towards Keamari has also been diverted by placing a container on the road leading to the port.
The Pakistan Navy also declared that it has sent away its team members, said a spokesperson. He further added that the Navy fire tenders were also taking part in the operation.