Building collapses in Karachi leaving three people dead

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 18, 2017

A three-storey residential building collapsed early Tuesday in Liaquatabad No 9 of Karachi leaving three people including woman and children dead and several injured, local media reported.

Other residents of the area told that at least four families resided in the ill-fated building and a hotel and other shops were also established on the first floor of the building.

According to the details provided, the building was in a dilapidated state but nothing had been done to correct its defects.

In February, two people were killed and five others were injured after a two-storey building in Neelam Colony collapsed.

Uddin said the cause of the collapse wasn't immediately known though reports indicated the building was old and poorly constructed, which could have contributed to the collapse.

Heavy machinery was called to remove the debris over fears that more people may have been trapped inside. As the time passes, their chances of survival become slim.

The collapsed building was not part of the list of Karachi's 300 dilapidated buildings, Mustafa said.

Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra and district central's deputy commissioner Fareeduddin Mustafa reached the spot to supervise rescue operations. He added that it could take up to 24 hours for the operation to be completed.

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