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Two cricketers injured in Karachi’s hotel fire  

KARACHI: Two cricketers were injured in the fire broke out at a local hotel located on Shahrah-e-Faisal on early Monday.

Some 11 people were killed and 75 other injured in the inferno.

Cricketers from the United Bank Limited (UBL) team were among those injured in the blaze.

The team, which was staying at the fourth floor of the hotel, woke up to the fire, said Nadeem Khan, head of the UBL Sports Department.

He said bowler Yasim Murtaza got his ankle fractured when he jumped from the second floor  to save his life. The player was rushed to a local hospital where he is said to be recovering. Another players Karamat Ali was also injured.

International cricketer Sohaib Maqsood was also staying at the hotel but remained safe in the fire.

It is to be mentioned here that UBL’s Quaid-i-Azam trophy match against Habib Bank Limited scheduled for today was postponed for a day.

At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and a doctor said.

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.