Lahore Building Collapse leaves one dead, more deaths feared
One person died and many stuck in the wreckage after three storey building in Lohari Gate area of Lahore collapsed on Monday.
As per details, one person died, while many injured and stuck under the debris. Rescue operation to retrieve the people is underway.
Earlier on February 11, at least eight people had lost their lives and seven sustained injuries after a three-storey residential building collapsed situated in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh city. The dead bodies and injured persons including a child in critical condition were shifted to DHQ Hospital.
In March this year Rizvia Society building collapse in Karachi claimed 27 lives. Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and sought report from the concerned authorities. The owner of a building accepted given bribes to Sindh Building Control Authrity (SBCA) officers. A hearing of the building collapsed held in the City Court while police presented the owner Javed to court in strict security.
While answering questions by journalists, he said that the building he has built in 1998 having two-storey and he got the NOC from the KBCA for two storey and later he paid bribes of one lakh each on every roof to KBCA officers. He said that the officers bribe rates have also increased due to inflation while answering a query he said that “I don’t know how building fell but God Knows it.” Javed said that construction of illegal buildings in the locality has continued by others as well.
Prime suspect in Rizvia building collapse incident, Javed shifted to Karachi after the security personnel arrested him and his facilitator Mohammad Younas from Punjab.
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