A multi-storey residential building collapsed in Korangi’s Allah Wala Town, leaving at least 4 people dead and eight injured.
Executive Director of Jinnah Hospital Dr Seemi Jamali said that 4 body as well as 7 injured were brought to the hospital. She added that the injured were out of danger.
A spokesperson for the Indus Hospital said that one of the injured was brought to the facility and his condition is stable.
Personnel from the army’s Engineering Corps have arrived at the location and have cordoned off the area. A large crane has also been brought to the site to remove the rubble.
According to the district administration, the multi-storey building had started sinking into the ground and had been “emptied” on the orders of the deputy commissioner two days ago.
Officials said that as per the latest update, only one family was currently living in the building while the others had vacated it.
Meanwhile, witnesses in the area claimed that the building had collapsed because its foundation had weakened as rainwater had accumulated in the basement. They added that the water was not drained despite multiple requests to the concerned officials.
They also said that one building had collapsed on another.