Karachi (HRNW) Three people lost their lives when a building collapsed in Karachi’s Golimar and multiple people were trapped beneath the rubble. Due to the building collapse, two other buildings were also affected.
So far, at least three deaths have been confirmed and 22 injuries. Of the 22 people injured, two are reportedly in critical condition.
The other two buildings were two and three-storey structures respectively. The third building was so structurally weak that the entire thing collapsed.
The injured have been taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar says an emergency has been declared.
The building is located in Golimar Number 2 and was named 400 Quarter building. It was built on 80 square yards of land two years ago, according to residents of the area, who say 10 families lived in the building.
Rescue teams have arrived at the scene but are having difficulties reaching the scene because of the massive number of people gathered at the scene. Cries can be heard of people stuck beneath the rubble. Neighbours are helping rescue people.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Governor Imran Ismail have taken notice of the collapse.