Pakistan shopping mall fire kills at least 10

The blaze started early in the morning at the multi-storey RJ shopping mall in the South Asian country’s most populous city

Charlotte GreenfieldReuters
Published : 25 Nov 2023, 06:15 PM
Updated : 25 Nov 2023, 06:15 PM

A fire tore through a shopping mall in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday, killing 10 people.

Geo News said the blaze started early in the morning at the multi-storey RJ shopping mall in Pakistan's most populous city.

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui said in a post on social media platform X that 10 people had been killed and 22 injured in the fire.

"Fire had been extinguished & cooling process is going on," Siddiqui said in the afternoon.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.