At least three dead in Karachi building collapse


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KARACHI: At least three people were killed when an under-construction building collapsed in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony area on Wednesday. 

The incident also left two people injured.

Edhi sources said that all deceased appeared to be labourers working in the building. The ill-fated building, situated near Qadri Masjid, had construction ongoing on its third floor when it seemingly gave way and collapsed.

Soon after the incident was reported, rescue teams and law enforcement along with local residents reached the incident site to initiate rescue efforts.

A spokesperson from District Korangi Police also confirmed the death of three people in the incident.

He stated that there were a total of six labourers working in the now-collapsed building. “Four labourers have been evacuated with minor injuries while a pedestrian was killed by the collapse of a building,” said the police.

So far, three bodies have been recovered from the debris, while the injured individuals have been moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for medical treatment.

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