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At least two woman and a child die due to building collapse in Sukkur

02 January, 2020 16:42

At least two woman and a child die due to building collapse in Sukkur. Five families were living in the 15-year-old four-storey building.

The residential building at Hussaini road collapsed. Resultantly, many buried under the debris. 
Latest reports had it that two women and a child lost lives.
However, rescue teams remain engaged in removal of debris for evacuation of entrapped survivors.
Sukkur Mayor Arsalan Sheikh said that the rescue teams have saved at least four people so far. 
They immediately shifted them to the civil hospital.

At least two woman and a child die

The residents said that building was in a dilapidated condition. 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while taking notice of the incident has directed Commissioner Sukkur to launch a probe and submit a report.
This was second collapse of its kind in a week. On December 30, 2019, a residential building collapsed in Karachi Ghas Mandi. But, luckily no casualty occurred.

The 6-storey building in Soomra Street collapsed while Sindh Building Control Authority had just begun it work to avoid fall.

Earlier, cracks had appeared. SBCA Demolition Incharge Abdul Sajjad Khan said they had begun process to save it from collapse through special jack.

But, in the meantime, its columns began breaking and finally it collapsed.

They had already evacuated residents of all the 19 apartments because of its dilapidated condition.

However, SBCA official said the authority would form a committee to probe the matter.



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