12 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire
A pre-dawn #inferno at #Karachi's #Regent Plaza #Hotel killed 12 people and wounded 75 on Monday.
Desperate guests jumped from windows and scrambled down knotted bedsheets to escape.
The blaze broke out while many guests were still asleep. A lack of fire alarms and emergency exits left many trapped in their rooms.
Many of the victims succumbed to smoke inhalation or suffocated. Others suffered cuts or fractures as they climbed down makeshift ropes or leapt from the eight-storey hotel's upper floors to safety.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.