KARACHI: One person was killed and six got injured after a four-storey residential building collapsed in Korangi’s Allah Wala Town on Thursday, ARY News reported.
Getting information about the incident, the rescue teams reached the spot and managed to retrieve six injured including women and children and a dead body from the debris of the collapsed building.
Three injured were moved to Jinnah Hospital, where their condition is said to be stable.
On the other hand, personnel from the army’s Engineering Corps and Sindh Rangers have arrived at the location to assist the civil administration in the rescue operation.
As per residents of the area, 15 to 20 families were living in the ill-fated building. 20 to 25 people are still feared under the debris.
According to the Sindh Building Control Authority (SCBA), the collapsed building was a four-storey, which has caused damage to a nearby building.
Exclusively talking to ARY News, the chairman SCBA said that the building was constructed illegally on the plot of the playground.
The chairman SCBA said that he along with his team going to the site of the incident.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the building was declared dangerous for living several months back, after which residents of six flats had vacated their premises, however, two families were still living, said sources.
Earlier this year, a five-storey building had collapsed in Kalri area of Lyari leaving its residents stuck under the debris.
The incident claimed as many as 22 lives.