Monday, December 5, 2016

Pakistan cricketer breaks ankle jumping from window to escape hotel fire

A Pakistan cricketer has broken his ankle escaping from a massive fire that has hit a Karachi hotel, leaving at least 11 people dead.

Yasim Murtaza reportedly broke his heel bone jumping from the second floor in a bid to save his life, while Sohaib Maqsood is reported to have saved his family from the flames.

Karamat Ali, one of 10 United Bank Limited players, reportedly suffered a hand injury, with Umar Amin, a Sui Southern Gas Corporation player, was also involved. Others primarily suffered from smoke-filled lungs.

More than 70 people also suffered injuries at the Regent Plaza hotel, where United Bank Limited were staying while taking part in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.

UBL manager Nadeem Khan confirmed Murtaza and Ali's injuries and that the rest of the team are in a stable condition.

"Yasim, however, jumped from second to first floor and broke his heel bone, while Karamat Ali suffered a hand injury," Khan told ESPN Cricinfo. "The rest of the boys are fine and didn't suffer any life-threatening injury at all, but they were given oxygen as they were suffocating with the smoke."

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