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4 firefighters die in garment factory blaze in Pakistan


KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say four firefighters have died and nearly a dozen others were injured after a massive fire broke out in a garment factory in the southern Pakistan port city of Karachi. Police said Thursday the cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Heavy gray smoke suddenly rose from the factory Wednesday night. Firefighters had almost extinguished the blaze when the building collapsed. Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of the firefighters from the rubble of the factory. Officers are still investigating what happened. Karachi is the capital of southern Sindh province, where such incidents are common.

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