Zakat, ration distribution stampede kills 11 at Karachi factory
KARACHI: At least 11 persons including three children were killed in a stampede during the ration distribution at a local factory in Karachi, ARY News reported on Friday.
The sorrowful incident took place at a local factory near Siemens Chowrangi in Karachi s SITE area. Rescue sources confirmed that the deceased persons included three children.
An eyewitness told ARY News that the deaths were caused by a stampede during Zakat distribution at the factory.
Rescue officials said that they also received reports of a blaze due to gas leakage at the factory. They added that they found the narrow streets filled with water which seemingly indicates that the factory workers tried to douse the fire.
Police officials told the media that they were not informed about the zakat or ration distribution by the factory staff, otherwise, they will make appropriate arrangements.
This is a developing story…