Fire Accident at Karachi's Regent Plaza Hotel, 11 Killed & 65 InjuredDecember 05, 2016 12:18
In a shocking incident, at least 11 were killed and 65 others injured when the huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel early on Monday.
"The blaze broke out in the kitchen on the ground floor at the Shahrah-i-Faisal, and spread across the six-storey building, trapping scores of hotel guests in their rooms", Dawn news reported.
As soon as officials got to know about the incident, three fire tenders rushed to the site and began the rescue operations. The fire was controlled only after three hours.
"Eleven people were killed", said Faisal Edhi of the Edhi Foundation.
"At least 65 others injured and affected by the fumes were brought to the emergency department", said Seemin Jamali, head of the emergency services at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
"People trying to escape the blaze jumped from upper floor windows sustaining fractured bones, while others had shattered glasses piercing their body; many were treated for smoke inhalation", she said.
She said "10 bodies were brought to the hospital. Six men, including two doctors and four women, are among the dead."
"Two foreigners affected by the fire were alive and their condition was satisfactory", said Jamali.
The rescue operation still continues as some people are still trapped inside the hotel. The cause of fire is not known yet.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI