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Three dead as under-construction building collapses in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony

Operation has been launched to recover survivors from rubble, says police

By Kashif Mushtaq
October 11, 2023
Rescue works are conducted after three residential buildings collapsed killing 23 people in Karachis Golimar area in provincial capital. Photo: Online/File
Rescue works are conducted after three residential buildings collapsed killing 23 people in Karachi's Golimar area in provincial capital. Photo: Online/File

At least three people died and several others were injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony area on Wednesday, police said.

Police said a rescue operation is underway to recover survivors from rubble, while three injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Three bodies have been pulled from the rubble with police saying more people were trapped under the debris.  

The incident took place while labourers were laying the roof of the building, the police said.

Rescue operation is facing delay as a large number of people gathered outside the building.

Mola Baksh, an eyewitness of the incident, who was working in the building told Geo News that eight to 10 labourers had been working in the building for three days.

He said other labourers are still trapped under the rubble.

The police said one of the persons who was killed in the incident was a passerby.

Heavy machinery has been called but rescuers facing difficulties due to narrow streets, the police added.