• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

ASIA

Five killed as building collapses in Pakistan

Pakistani rescue workers move an injured victim from the rubble of a collapsed three story building.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Five people died when an apartment building collapsed in southern Pakistan early Tuesday (18) as most of its residents were sleeping, officials said. Rescuers struggled to pull survivors from the rubble of the three-storey building in the southern city of Karachi. “Five bodies were recovered from the rubble,” the city’s deputy commissioner, Fareed Uddin, said. Another local official said a woman and a 13-year-old boy were among the dead. Rescuers pulled at least nine injured people from the debris. Karachi — a booming mega-city of some 20 million people — has expanded rapidly over the last decade. The number of poorly constructed buildings, thrown…

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