Building in Pakistan collapses, killing at least 5 residents
A dilapidated, three-storey building in a poorer neighborhood of Pakistan’s port city of Karachi collapsed before dawn yesterday, killing at least five people and injuring 14, a rescue and senior police official said. Several hours into the day, rescuers were still working and pulling more bodies from under the rubble, according to Rizwan Edhi, a top official for Pakistan’s largest private ambulance service, Edhi. “Rescuers are using heavy machinery with utmost care as we can still hear voices of people trapped in the rubble,” he said. Up to two people were still believed to be trapped under the rubble.
KARACHI: Pakistani rescue workers move the body of a victim from the rubble of a collapsed three storey building in a residential area. —AFP