According to ARY News, the number of fatalities from the fire that started in the Arshi shopping mall and residential apartments close to Ayesha Manzil in Karachi has increased to four. Two more people were injured.
The cooling process is currently underway, and Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab confirmed that the mall fire was under control. He continued by saying that after fire department officials finish their work, authorities will determine the full extent of the losses.
The majority of the shops in the mall are foam shops, according to police officials, which is why the fire is spreading quickly.
The blaze reportedly broke out at the Arshi Shopping Centre in Karachi and damaged vehicles parked near the building, while there was also a traffic jam in the area.
Footage aired on television showed black smoke billowing into the sky as flames engulfed the structure. Firefighters could also be seen attempting to douse the bright orange flames.
Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab took to X, and said, “Third dead body” had been found, adding, “Rescue operation still continues. I have been informed of 2 casualties so far, however will give further confirmation. I am present myself at site.”
“Fire brigade team is present on the ground to deal with the fire situation at Ayesha Manzil. Snorkel is also present on site to evacuate people from the roof if required. Will keep everyone posted,” he added.