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Pakistan shopping mall fire kills at least 10

aftermath of a fire at a multi story shopping mall, in karachi
A paramilitary soldier stands guard while shopkeepers and workers gather, after a fire broke out at a multi-story shopping mall, in Karachi

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.

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