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Lyari Building Collapse: Death toll reaches 20

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Jun, 2020. 09:51 am
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The death toll from the building apartment building collapse in Khadda Market in Lyari reached 20 on Wednesday.

According to details, while rescue operations still underway, another dead body of a woman retrieved, sent to hospital for medico legal formalities.

Rescue efforts continued late into the night, with the cooperation of officials from Pakistan Army’s engineering corps.
Army officials also used sniffer dogs to try to find those trapped under the rubble, while the police and Rangers officials cordoned off the clogged area.

The rubble is being discarded at the dumping site, with officials proceeding cautiously so as to not harm any of the affected who remain to be found.

The five-storey building collapsed in Kalri area of Lyari on Sunday night leaving its residents stuck under the debris.

Speaking on the occasion, the Rangers DG said that those affected by the collapse had their complete support during these hard times and lauded the law enforcement personnel and rescue workers for their all-out efforts to help the victims.

Meanwhile, residents of the collapsed building as well as others from surrounding apartments, which have been vacated

Earlier in December, a six-floor building, having 19 flats collapsed in Karachi’s Ranchore Line area. The unfortunate incident had claimed 24 lives and left other injured.

Getting notice of the matter, the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) 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 disconnected. The building had evacuated in the wee hours after cracks had appeared in its structure.

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