Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Karachi building collapse death toll rises to 27

Karachi building collapse death toll rises to 27
KARACHI ( 92 News) – The rescue authorities on Sunday recovered four more dead bodies from the debris of multi-storey residential building collapse in Karachi’s Rizvia Society and death toll rose to 27. According to details, a body of woman identified as Dr Ghazal which recovered from the building's rubble. The teams have found four more bodies during the search operation while six to seven more still are stuck under the debris; fears of the death toll rising still exist. The rescue authorities of Sindh and Karachi municipal authorities continued removing the rubble from the crash site on the fourth consecutive day with Pakistan Army, Pakistan Rangers and police aiding the efforts. It was also reported that the owner of the building is still missing and his arrest could not made till now. However, the victims family appealed from Prime Minister Imran Khan to help them and demanded to arrest the responsible builders of this building. Earlier on March 6, a case was registered at Karachi’s Rizvia Police Station over the collapse of a multi-storey residential building in the Golimar area of Nazimabad. The FIR was registered in the state’s name against the building owner, includes clauses 322 (causing death without intention), 119 (Qisas), 337 (causing bodily harm), 427 (mischief causing material damage) and 190 (aiding and abetting) of the Pakistan Penal Code. On Thursday, a multi-storey residential building collapsed near Rizvia Police Station in Karachi. Rescue activities are under way to recover the people trapped under the debris. The Pak Army jawans are also participating in the rescue activities. According to details, a multi-storey residential building has collapsed at Karachi’s Golimar Number 2 area in Rizvia Society.  karachi residential building Rizvia police station rubble The rescue officials and police personnel arrived at the scene and launched operation. The victims are being shifted to the hospital for medical assistance. Teams of Police and Rangers have also reached Golimar Number 2 area and cordoned off the area. It was also reported that the adjoined buildings were also damaged during the incident. The lower portion of the building was already damaged and the entire building was said to be in quite a shabby condition.
Sindh CM takes notice
Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and sought report from the concerned authorities. He had suspended the relevant officers. Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mahar has directed Central Senior Superintendent of Police Mohammad Arif Aslam Rao to head the rescue operation in the area.