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Two dead, eight injured as ‘100-year-old’ building collapses in Karachi

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KARACHI: At least two people including a woman were killed and eight others injured in a building collapse near Shaheen Complex on II Chundrigar Road in Karachi, ARY News reported.

Many people were feared to be trapped under rubble of the building before rescue officials arrived and pulled put the trapped residents.

Officials said the building was very old and decrepit while Sindh Building Control Authority had also declared it dangerous, however people had still been residing in for several years. The building was ground plus one storey and more new rooms had been constructed on the building.

Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Laiq Ahmed said all the people trapped under the rubble had safely been rescued.

“It was a 100 years old building. The incident took place during construction work,” he said.

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