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In pictures: Fire at Regent Plaza hotel leaves 11 dead

Updated Dec 05, 2016 01:04pm

A massive fire swept through the four-star Regent Plaza hotel in Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people.

Over 70 people suffered injuries in the early morning blaze, which started in the hotel kitchen.

TV footage of the incident showed guests at the hotel using bedsheets to climb down from windows.

It took three hours for the fire to be brought under control.

Foreigners wait for help. — AFP
Foreigners wait for help. — AFP

Guests gather outside the Regent Plaza hotel following the fire. — AFP
Guests gather outside the Regent Plaza hotel following the fire. — AFP

Firefighters look from a room of Regent Plaza after the fire. — AFP
Firefighters look from a room of Regent Plaza after the fire. — AFP

Guests gather outside Regent Plaza. — AFP
Guests gather outside Regent Plaza. — AFP

Volunteers help a foreigner in evacuating after the fire. — AFP
Volunteers help a foreigner in evacuating after the fire. — AFP

A guest talks on her mobile phone outside the hotel. — AFP
A guest talks on her mobile phone outside the hotel. — AFP

Guests gathered outside Regent Plaza following the fire. — AFP
Guests gathered outside Regent Plaza following the fire. — AFP

People mourn the death of their family member following the fire.— AP
People mourn the death of their family member following the fire.— AP

Injured guests walk outside Regent Plaza hotel. — AFP
Injured guests walk outside Regent Plaza hotel. — AFP

Guests are gathered outside the hotel. — AFP
Guests are gathered outside the hotel. — AFP

Firefighters looking outside from a room of Regent Plaza hotel. ─AFP
Firefighters looking outside from a room of Regent Plaza hotel. ─AFP