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Friday, November 5, 2010

MIRPURKHAS Nov 5. Two young labourers were killed of suffocation while they were cleaning the under ground petrol tank of the local petrol pump situated at Jarwari Shakh chowk here on Friday. Report said that two young untrained labourers Rajo, 25, resident of ring road and Ali Raza, 24, resident of near Jumman Shah shrine, taluka Mirpurkhas alighted into the under ground petrol tank of Admoral petrol pump to clean it but owning to presence of dangrious gas in the tank , they felt suffocation and raised hue and cry on which hundreds of people including local police gathered there to rescue them but first of all they found no necessary rescue equipments at the petrol pump even there was no rope for help of the victims fighting for their lives in the under ground petrol tank. However with the help of police people taken out them in serious condition and rushed to emergency of civil hospital Mirpurkhas where doctors pronounced them dead. Report said that this tragic incident was occurred owing to non availability of rescue equipments at the petrol pump. The bodies of the deceased were later handed over to their heirs after legal formalities. When contacted owner of the petrol pump Anwer Mehtab expressed his grief and sorrow over this sad incident and said that he was going to perform Haj while added that one of the labor has been cleaning the under ground petrol tank in past but unfortunately this incident occurred. When asked regarding non availability of rescue equipments he said that we have only fire work equipments to extinguish the fire at the petrol pump. It may be recalled that civil defence department was ensured the necessary equipments at the petrol pumps and CNG service centers. 

MIRPURKHAS Nov 5. Engineer Syed Irshad Ali, 30, son of Hakeem Riasat Ali, resident of Ahmadani coloney Mirpurkhas was also one of the passenger died in aeroplan crash at Karachi on Friday. Report said that after confirmation of his death in the crash of aeroplan handreds of people were gathered at his residence here to mourn the condition. Hakeem Riasat Ali, father of the deceased above engineer told the newsmen that his son engineer Syed Irshad Ali was working for last 4 years in ENI ,an Italian oil company as an engineer.He further said that he has 4 sons and Engineer Syed Irshad Ali was on second number of his sons while he added that deceased has left a widow and one and half year old daughter Ms Sakina. He said that on Thursday evening his son had left the Mirpurkhas for Karachi and today on Friday morning he knew through media about his death in the aeroplan crash and then he confirmed the news of his death from his company sources. 

MIRPURKHAS Nov 5. Religious Hindu festival “Diwali” has been started in the lower Sindh particularly in Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar and Tharparkar districts on Friday as there were more than Hindu community lived. Report said that Hindu community youths and children particularly take part massively to celebrate the festival. From few days back, they had started preparation to celebrate the festival as purchased the fire crackers, sweets and illuminated the temples. Hindu people including women were performing their special prayers in temples and burn the lamps. While in city huge rush of Hindu community people was witnessed as they were purchasing to celebrate the festival. Mostly youths and children were seen buying the fire crackers at the different stalls setup in the city as first time fire crackers were being openly sold in patronizing of the local police. Heavy voices of bursting the fire crackers were heared from different places of the city. Hindu people were seen in big quantity purchasing the sweets from the different sweet shops. Report said that liquor were also prepared specially for this festival as youths were reportedly buying the liquor from the different liquor dens in the city and outskirts of the city. Security arrangements were made strict in the city on this occasion as in the city police personnels were deployed at the main roads, bazaars, main chowks, sensitive areas, and entry and exit ways of the city to keep strict watch on the miscreants. 

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