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Residential building collapsed in Karachi, 3 killed

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Mar, 2020. 12:55 pm
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At least three people died after three-storey residential building collapsed in Karachi’s Golimar neighborhood.

Rescue teams have reached the site and started the relief operations to rescue those trapped under the rubble of residential building.

According to rescue sources, two people were found dead, while eight others were injured. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Teams of Police and Rangers have also reached Golimar Number 2 area and cordoned off the area.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad has taken notice of the incident and summoned a report from Commissioner Karachi.

On December 30, a six-floor building, having 19 flats collapsed in Karachi’s Ranchore Line area.

Getting notice of the matter, the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officials reached the area and had sealed the building.

Residential edifice located in Somra Street of Ranchor line. 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.

The Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) Pakistan held Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) responsible for building collapse in Karachi’s Ranchore Line.

The spokesperson of ABAD in a statement alleged that SBCA is patronizing illegal construction in Karachi, which results in massive loss.

Earlier On December 19, at least two laborers lost their lives when an under construction building collapsed in Chawala Market.

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