Deaths in factory fires in Pakistan more than 200
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Officials in Pakistan say at least 216 people have been killed in a pair of factory fires that broke out in Pakistan's two biggest cities.
The deadliest blaze was at a garment factory in the southern city of Karachi, in which at least 191 people died. The fire in Karachi, Pakistan's economic heart, was one of two deadly blazes to erupt in Pakistan late Tuesday. The other at a shoe factory in the eastern city of Lahore killed 25 people.
The head of the emergency department at the Civil Hospital in Karachi, Tariq Kamal Ayubi, said Wednesday morning that 60 bodies had been taken to the hospital. He said many were so badly burned that it was impossible to tell whether they were male or female.
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