A woman was killed and several others were injured when a Seven-storey residential building collapsed in Lyari area of Karachi.
According to rescue officials, the rescue team has recovered the body of a woman while several injured have been shifted to the Civil Hospital by ambulance.
Three injured people have been evacuated while a large number of people have gathered, which is hampering the rescue operations.
Army, Rangers, police and rescue teams rushed to the spot as soon as the accident was reported.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the collapse of the residential building and directed the Commissioner Karachi to immediately start rescue operation at the spot.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh Chief Minister’s spokesperson on Twitter, the Chief Minister directed to save the lives of the residents.
He said that first the rescue operation should be completed and then submit a complete inquiry report.
* امدادی کارروائیوں میں کوئی کثر نہ چھوڑی جائے، وزیراعلیٰ سندھ
*پہلے امدادی کارروائی کی جائے پھر مکمل انکوائری رپورٹ پیش کریں، وزیراعلیٰ سندھ
ترجمان وزیراعلیٰ سندھ
— CMHouseSindh (@SindhCMHouse) June 7, 2020
It may be recalled that a residential building collapsed in Gulbahar area of Karachi on March 5 this year, as a result of which 27 people were killed.
The rescue operation was completed on the fourth day of the building collapse in Gulbahar in which other civil institutions besides the engineering corps of the Pakistan Army took part in the relief activities and the work of removing debris from the accident site was completed.
Rescue officials said that a total of three buildings were affected in the tragedy and no one is likely to be buried under the rubble. However, the adjoining building was also damaged so citizens have been instructed to stay away from the building.
Later, a case was registered against the owner of the collapsed building on the government’s complaint. The case was registered in Rizvia police station, according to which the incident was reported at 12:25 pm.
According to the FIR, the building is owned by a person named Muhammad Javed Khan who is doing construction work and he also built the collapsed Ground Plus 4 building.
The FIR said that even the officials of government departments did not meet the legal requirements regarding the construction of the building.
Sections 109, 427, 337, 119 and 322 of the Pakistan Penal Code were included in the lawsuit.