A six storey building collapsed in Karachi’s Ranchor line area, but there was no loss of life reported as the complex had been evacuated in advance.
According to the details, residential edifice located in Somra Street of Ranchor line, collapsed due to dilapidated condition.
It had 19 flats and a couple of warehouses.
It was built more than 10 years ago.
Utility connections to the residential complex had already disconnected.
The building evacuated in the wee hours of Monday after cracks had appeared in its structure.
The officials present at the site of the view that substandard material used in the construction, which led to the building’s decrepit state and eventual collapse.
Area people said the building collapsed because of dilapidated condition.
They said the complex was in a dilapidated condition that resulted in its collapse. Soon after the incident, people residing in the neighborhood started shifting to safer places.
CM Sindh takes notice
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and sought report from Karachi Commissioner and Sindh Building Control Authority.
Contingents of Sindh Rangers and police were present on the site to handle the situation.
On December 19, at least two laborers lost their lives when an under construction building collapsed in Chawala Market.
Rescue officials said the incident took place when the laborers were busy digging in the building’s basement.
Building Collapsed in Jafar Tayyar
In February this year, three-storey infrastructure collapsed in the Jafar Tayyar Society in Karachi’s Malir .
The three-storey building constructed on 96 square yards of land and questions raised on whether its legal.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and directed Karachi commissioner to supervise the rescue work.
He had also summoned a report on how the building collapsed.