Three children killed in building collapse in Pak
Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 20:26
  
Karachi: At least three children were killed and many people injured after a four-story building collapsed on Thursday in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, officials said.

Police and rescue officials said they were still trying to remove the debris and rescue people trapped underneath it in the Lyari area of old Karachi.

"There are still some people trapped under the rubble as they were around 78 people living in the residential building," a police official said.

He said more than 20 people, including women and children, have been rescued from the rubble, while residents of the area are currently helping with the rescue operation.

All injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

Rescuers are finding it difficult to reach to the trapped residents because of the congested pathway leading to the collapse site.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 20:26


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