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Karachi: Factory building collapses in Shershah SITE area, casualties feared

According to witnesses, most workers had gone for prayers and lunch when the building collapsed.

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A factory building collapsed located near Siemens Chowrangi in Karachi’s Sindh Industrial and Trading Estate (SITE), Shershah area on Monday.

According to police officials, several factory workers are feared trapped underneath the rubble, while one worker was moved to hospial after taken out from the rubble,

A rescue operation is underway at the site of the incident. Luckily it was lunch break due to which there were fewer workers inside the factory. Factory asministration has been asked to provide details of the shift workers.

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There were three departments in the building. according to a news source, the owner of the factory was informed about the weak building two months ago, however, no action was taken.

Taking notice of the incident, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed Karachi Commissioner Suhail Rajput to put the administration on alert. He further instructed for efforts should be made to save the lives of labourers.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.