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Death toll from Karachi building collapse at 33

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 22:45

Karachi: A rescue official says four more
bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed
building in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, raising
the death toll to 33.

Chief Fire Officer Ehtisham Uddin said today that 20
women were among those killed when the five-story building
collapsed Thursday in the city`s Musa Lane residential area.

Rescue workers were still searching for one more person
believed trapped under the rubble.

Karachi is Pakistan`s most populous city, with 18 million
residents. It has many old and poorly maintained buildings.


First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 22:45
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