Pakistan: Hotel Fire kills 11 & injures 50
Dec 5, Karachi: A massive fire at a hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, on early Monday morning has killed at least 11 people, and over 50 others, including foreigners, reportedly been injured.
According to the local media, the fire began in the hotel kitchen and exact cause of the fire is not yet known.
At least 65 people were brought to the emergency department, and the majority of the deaths were reportedly caused by suffocation, according to medical officers. Among the patients were people who had fractured bones after jumping from windows, those who had been hurt by shattered glass and many who had suffered from smoke inhalation.
Thirty of those injured are in critical condition, and the death toll is expected to rise as the search and rescue operation inside the hotel continues.
According to Karachi's Mayor Waseem Akhtar, the hotel had “no fire exits or fire alarms.”
The Oslo Times International News Network