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PAKISTAN-SHANTY FIRE

Local News Karachi , KARACHI

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Shanty fire destroys dozens of thatched homes in Karachi.

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People retrieve belongings, night after a fire gutted dozens of makeshift homes at a shanty settlement in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi.

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SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (JANUARY 21, 2020) (NIGHT SHOTS) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)

1.     FIRE AT SHANTY SETTLEMENT

2.     FIRE TENDER AS FIRE RAGES OUT

 

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (JANUARY 22, 2020) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)

3.     GUTTED SHANTY SETTLEMENT

4.     WOMAN RETRIEVING BELONGINGS

5.     PEOPLE RETRIEVING BELONGINGS

6.     ELDERLY WOMAN WATCHING

7.     WOMEN CLEANING UTENSILS

8.     VARIOUS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN SITTING AMID DEBRIS

9.     GUTTED HOUSEHOLDS

10.  (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) MAN WHOSE HOUSE WAS GUTTED IN FIRE, ALI ASGHAR, SAYING: “The fire broke out suddenly and it did not give time to the people to retrieve their belongings. We saved our children and came out with the clothes we wore at the time.”

11.  GROUND BLACKENED BY FIRE

12.  WOMAN SITTING

13.  PEOPLE STANDING AMID RUBBLE

14.  (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) MAN WHOSE HOUSE WAS GUTTED IN FIRE, KUNNIYA LAL, SAYING: “I has saved one hundred thousand rupees for my daughter’s wedding. I work at a flower shop. I get rupees 700, 800 as daily wages. I had hardly saved that money for my daughter’s wedding scheduled to take place next month. My fifty thousand rupees were burned in the fire.”

15.  VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING ON GUTTED PARTS OF HOMES

 

STORY: People retrieved belongings on Wednesday (January 22), night after a fire gutted dozens of makeshift homes at a shanty settlement in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi.

The fire broke out at the thatched huts and engulfed the whole shanty settlement located in city’s central district before midnight.

The fire was doused later. No one was hurt.

It was not known what caused the fire.

Residents said they immediately evacuated their houses leaving their belongings to the fire.

“The fire broke out suddenly and it did not give time to the people to retrieve their belongings. We saved our children and came out with the clothes we wore at the time,”said labourer Ali Asghar.

A man Kunniya Lal said he lost dowry and money saved for his daughter’s wedding.

“I has saved one hundred thousand rupees for my daughter’s wedding. I work at a flower shop. I get rupees 700, 800 as daily wages. I had hardly saved that money for my daughter’s wedding scheduled to take place next month. My fifty thousand rupees were burned in the fire,”he said.

At least 38 people were killed after a fire at a shanty town in Karachi in 2009.

Karachi is Pakistan's largest city, but many poor labourers and gypsies live in shanty settlements like the one hit by Tuesday's fire.

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