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Pakistan fire: Shopping centre blaze kills at least 10 people and injures more than 20 others in Karachi | World News


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At least 10 people have been killed and 22 injured after a fire tore through a shopping centre in Pakistan’s largest city.

The deadly blaze is reported to have broken out at the multi-storey RJ Mall in Karachi early on Saturday morning.

The centre is located in a commercial tower block that also houses call centres and software firms.

Rescue workers move the body of a man, who along with others was killed, after a fire broke out at a multi-story shopping mall
Rescue workers recover the bodies of victims

In an update on social media confirming the number of casualties, Karachi mayor Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui said: “Fire had been extinguished & cooling process is going on.”

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The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.

Karachi is the capital of the southern province of Sindh, where such incidents are common.

Relatives comfort each other as they mourn the death of a family member, who was killed, after a fire broke out at a multi-story shopping mall,
Grieving relatives comfort each other

Back in April, a blaze at a clothing factory killed four firefighters.

In August 2021, at least 10 people died in a fire at a chemical factory in the same city.

In the deadliest such incident, more than 260 people were killed after being trapped inside a garment factory when a fire broke out in 2012.

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