Massive Fire In Hotel Where Pakistan Cricket Team Was Staying! 11 Died And 70 Injured!

Mon, Dec 5, 2016


After the news of plane crash carrying Brazilian football team, here’s another horrifying news that has shattered the sports world. Well, a massive fire has broken out at a Karachi’s 4-star hotel Regent Plaza, wherein the Pakistani Cricket team was staying. Around 11 people have lost their lives in this accident and around 75 people (Including foreign guests) have been injured. It started from the kitchen and spread all over.
Out of these, 3 Pakistan first-class cricketers got injured. They were at this hotel for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for a Super Eight match against Habib Bank Limited. The injured cricketers are Karamat Ali, Yasim Murtaza and Umar Amin.

img_3800[checklist][/checklist]Karamat Ali and Yasim Murtaza sustained injuries while they were escaping but unfortunately, Murtuza has fractured his heel, while jumping from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. One of them even broke his hand while escaping. Two other players, Sohaib Maqsood and Shaan Masood are safe but highly traumatized by the experience.

Jinnah Hospital’s Dr.Semi stated that some foreigners are getting treatments for these burns. The cause of these deaths was mainly due to suffocation. A CCTV footage shows that guests used bed sheets for climbing down from the windows of the hotel.

Saddar Police Station issued a Press Release according to which

“The blaze broke out in the kitchen located at the ground floor of the four-star hotel located on the city’s Shahrah-i-Faisal, and swept through the building, trapping scores of hotel guests in their rooms.”

The head of UBL Sports Department, Nadeem Khan stated that the team was staying at the hotel’s 4th floor and woke up to this massive fire early morning.

As of now, the cause of the exact fire isn’t known and investigation on the same is going on. We’ll keep you posted with the updates as and when we get.

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