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Residential building collapses in Karachi’s Korangi area

The five-storey building was located near Rasheedia Masjid in Allah Wala Town, constructed on China-cutting land.

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A residential building collapsed in Karachi’s Korangi area on Thursday afternoon leaving one dead and several injured.

The five-storey building was located near Rasheedia Masjid in Allah Wala Town, Korangi.

A rescue operation is underway as many residents remain trapped under the debris.

According to Sindh Building Control Authority (SCBA) Korangi Director Asif Rizvi, the building was constructed illegally.

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“The building was constructed on China-cutting land,” he said, adding that it had no map or approval.

According to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Director, Dr. Seemin Jamali, five injured people have been brought to the hospital so far, all of whom are in stable condition.

The person who died in the accident was identified as Waqas, 15 years old, she added.

Four others, three of them women, have been wounded, Dr. Seemin Jamali told.

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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.