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16-Story Trade Center in Karachi Engulfed by Fire

A fire engulfed a 16-story trade center along an arterial road in Karachi, Pakistan, in the early hours of Sunday, March 12.

Footage posted by Fayyaz Bukhari showed large flames consuming the Portway Trade Center. A number of people are seen looking on from the street as flaming debris falls from the building.

Pakistan’s The News International reported, citing officials, that the blaze started after a billboard atop the building caught fire. The fire was largely contained on the lower floors, the newspaper reported.

One person was injured in the blaze and it was later brought under control, The News International said. Credit: Fayyaz Bukhari via Storyful