Karachi Death Toll Hits 41

Monday, December 1, 2008

KARACHI: At least ten people were killed in various areas of the city on early Monday, taking the death in three days violence to 41, A Pakistan News reported.

An unknown person was killed while three others injured when unknown miscreants targeted them in noon at Shahrah-e-Faisal near Wireless Gate.

Early today, five dead-bodies were found in Raees Amrohvi Colony, says Edhi Welfare Trust.
Unknown miscreants also set few houses on fire in the colony, media reports said. Firing in many adjacent areas is also continued.
Scores of residents of Orangi, the worst-affected area in ongoing violence, came out on streets and protested against the killings and ill response of law enforcement agencies. They demanded of more contingents of police and rangers in their area.
Fifteen people were injured as the fighting that broke out Saturday evening and spread quickly to various parts of the city entered in its third-day, Monday.
Rioters allegedly belonging to two ethnic communities went on a rampage and attacked each other. Incidents of arson were also reported from some areas. Over 50 shops and at least 60 vehicles have been set on fire over the past two days.
Provincial home department has banned pillion-riding in the city from today for three days. Women, children, senior citizens and journalists are exempted from the ban.
All the educational institutes are closed today owe to city nazim Karachi’s announcement of decalring Monday as holiday. Today’s paper of ongoing degree classes examinations have also been postponed by Karachi University.
Streets were almost deserted and deprived off public transport Monday morning as citizens preferred to stay at homes due to fear and concerns gripped the city.
According to CCPO Waseem Ahmed, over 100 miscreants have been arrested in connection to the recent events.
Several shops were also set on fire in some parts of the city including a timber market in Godhra area and at least six carpet shops in Korangi.