Golimar building collapse: Death toll rises to 16

Karachi (HRNW) The death toll of people killed after a five-storey building collapsed in Karachi’s Golimar on Thursday has risen to 16, according to rescue officials.

A rescue operation to pull out people stuck under the debris is still under way. It is being conducted by personnel of the Pakistan Army, police, Rangers and Edhi.

More than 25 injured people have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The rescue team suspects that there still are people stuck under the debris.

The collapse took place in Gulbahar’s Rizvia Colony. The buildings there are illegally constructed in narrow streets. According to residents of the area, the building was named 400 Quarter and was built two years ago. Ten families lived in it.

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