At least 11 people were killed in a shopping mall fire in Pakistan. 35 others were injured, seven of them seriously. The fire has now been extinguished.
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of a building in a shopping mall in the southern port city of Karachi. The fire quickly spread over two floors. Dozens of people were present when the fire broke out.
Rescue team spokesman Shahid Hussain said: “Rescuers have brought 11 bodies to hospitals so far.” Watchman. At least fifty people could be saved, including many employees. Hussein stated that among the 35 injured, seven were in serious condition. They are in the hospital.
According to Hussein, the cause of the fire was an electrical short in the generator. It is not clear whether this is true. The cause is being investigated further.
Fires in large buildings are common in Pakistan. There are poor safety laws and building regulations and fire safety measures are not properly implemented.
In 2012, at least 250 workers were killed in a fire at a garment factory in the town of Baldia, west of Karachi. In August 2021, ten people died in a fire at a chemical factory in the same city. This year, four firefighters died in a fire at another garment factory in Karachi.
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