Karachi hotel fire claims 11 lives, 70 others injured

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 5 Dec 2016 6:36 AM GMT

Karachi hotel fire claims 11 lives, 70 others injured
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Karachi: At least 11 people died of asphyxiation and more than 70 people were injured when a massive fire broke out in a four-star hotel of the southern port city here in Pakistan on Monday. The guests were sleeping when the fire broke out.

According to a police officer Taqueer Naeem, the blaze started early morning in the hotel’s kitchen. “An exact cause of the fire was not yet known,” he further said.

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Dr. Semi Jamali at Karachi's Jinnah's Hospital where injured were admitted, said that some foreigners were among those being treated for burns. She also said, the major cause of deaths was asphyxia.

More details regarding this news are awaited.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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