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Pakistan: Karachi building collapse leaves three dead

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 25 Feb 2019

Pakistan: Karachi building collapse leaves three dead
Karachi, Feb 25: A three-storey building collapsed in Pakistani city of Karachi and left three people dead, media reports said on Monday.

The mishap occured in  Jaffer Tayar Society of Malir area of Karachi city.

 

A rescue operation is currently going on in the area.

 

According to rescue and police officials, three families — a total of 20 to 25 people — were residing in the 30-year-old building. They said three bodies have been recovered while two survivors have been rescued so far. Authorities expect more casualties, reported Dawn News.

 

A contingent of the Pakistan Army, rescuers, policemen and Rangers personnel have reached the spot and are taking part in the rescue operation.

 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Karachi Commissioner to supervise the operation.

 

Earlier in the day, Sindh Labour Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch told DawnNewsTV that the body of the owner of the building has been recovered, but more people remain inside.

 

Image: Twitter video grab




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