Pakistani shopping mall blaze kills at least 10 people and injures more than 20

by Ethan Kim
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A devastating fire engulfed a shopping mall located in the southwestern Pakistani metropolis of Karachi, resulting in the tragic loss of a minimum of 10 lives and causing injuries to over 20 individuals, as confirmed by local authorities and the police on Saturday.

This multi-story commercial complex, known as RJ Mall, is situated within a high-rise structure that also accommodates call centers and software companies.

Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, the Mayor of Karachi, took to the platform formerly known as Twitter to announce that the fire had been successfully extinguished, and efforts to initiate a cooling process were already in progress.

The precise cause of this unfortunate fire incident remains unclear at this point.

It is worth noting that Karachi, being the capital of the southern Sindh province, has experienced similar incidents in the past. Just earlier this year in April, a fire erupted in a garment factory, claiming the lives of four brave firefighters. The blaze ultimately led to the structural collapse of the facility.

In another incident in August 2021, a chemical factory fire in the same city resulted in the unfortunate demise of at least 10 individuals. Regrettably, the most tragic of these incidents occurred when 260 people were trapped inside a garment factory during a fire outbreak, resulting in their untimely deaths.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Karachi mall fire

What caused the fire in the Karachi shopping mall?

The exact cause of the fire in the Karachi shopping mall has not been determined yet. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the source of the blaze.

How many casualties were reported in the incident?

At least 10 people lost their lives in the tragic incident, and more than 20 individuals sustained injuries.

What actions were taken to address the fire?

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui confirmed that the fire had been extinguished, and efforts to cool down the affected area were underway.

Are such incidents common in Karachi?

Unfortunately, fire incidents in commercial establishments in Karachi are not uncommon. Earlier this year, a garment factory fire claimed four firefighter lives, and in August 2021, a chemical factory fire resulted in casualties. The deadliest incident involved a garment factory fire that led to the tragic deaths of 260 people.

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InsightSeeker November 25, 2023 - 8:48 pm

Mayor Murtaza Wahab tweet imp, cool down start, need more info on cause, Karachi not safe

CuriousMind November 25, 2023 - 9:50 pm

Again fire in Karachi, it’s not gud, need investigation

Anonymous123 November 26, 2023 - 4:37 am

tragic incident, lots of ppl hurt & dead, fire bad, mayor say fire out, sad

NewsAddict44 November 26, 2023 - 7:51 am

Karachi’s fire prblm, so sad, why so many fires?

HeartbrokenSoull November 26, 2023 - 8:28 am

RIP to those who lost lives, Karachi needs safety measures!


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