Industrial Area fire destroys warehouse

Industrial Area fire destroys warehouse

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By QatarNews

In one of the worst fires that Qatar has witnessed in recent years, goods worth several millions of riyals were reduced to ashes when a huge warehouse  belonging to Qatar Logistics Company located on Street 24 of the Industrial Area was gutted yesterday. There were no casualties.

The fire,  first sighted around 5:20 am at one of the largest logistical facilities of its kind in the  Industrial Area, continued into the afternoon.

A number of fire engines and water tankers were deployed for fire-fighting operations. The cause of the fire could not be confirmed immediately even though some sources in the area attributed it to an electrical short-circuit.

The warehouse also stored large quantities of textile goods, according to sources.  

Plumes of thick black smoke from the disaster site could be seen even from a distance  hours after the fire was first sighted.

This was the biggest fire reported from the area since July 26 last year when a warehouse belonging to the Hamad Medical Corporation was gutted on Street 1 of the Industrial Area. Surgical and pharmaceutical goods,  worth millions of riyals, were destroyed in that fire.

The frequency at which such fires are occurring in the Industrial Area is giving nightmares to entrepreneurs having facilities there. Other than the major fires which are widely reported in the media, the area  had witnessed many minor blazes as well in recent months.

Source: Gulf Times

 

 

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By Good old joe• 7 years 5 months ago.
Good old joe

When you have clowns and idiots masquerading as managers then this terrible things will continue to happen. Out here the guys at management have no clue about the work or about health, safety or security issues and they are more then happy to sit and warm their chairs rather then go around the facilities and check for any hazards or problems

By jereenj• 7 years 5 months ago.
jereenj

Negligence is a major cause.

By Sense Mine• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Sense Mine

Because of poor storage facilities, material handling & poor management.

By jubilantks• 7 years 5 months ago.
jubilantks

May God bless the company. We should hand in hand and move with a noble discipline for a safe life and safe living. Thanks

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