KARACHI: A man was killed when a multi-storey dilapidated building collapsed in old city area of Lyari on Wednesday, police and rescuers said.

They added that Mohammad Shahid, 42, died when an empty five-storey building collapsed near Haji Karam Sheermal in the Nayabad area of Lyari.

Kalri SHO Majid Ali Alvi said that Shahid was a rickshaw driver by profession. He was standing near the building as per his routine to pick up passengers when the building collapsed on his rickshaw. He came under the debris.

The police, rescue services and the district administration rushed to the spot, recovered the man from the debris and shifted him to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

The SHO said that the building had already been declared as dangerous by the Sindh Building Control Authority and the authorities had got it vacated.

The officer said if the victim’s relatives approached the police for initiating any legal proceedings about the death, the investigators may look into it.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Dr Mohammed Sohail Rajput took notice of the incident and directed authorities concerned to submit a report.

Two die from electrocution

Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed said that 22-year-old Inamullah Asif was brought dead to the JPMC from Shah Faisal Colony and apparently he died from electrocution.

In the second such incident, Zafar Iqbal, 45, died when he suffered an electric shock near Ali Bhai School in Old Golimar.

The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Two drown

A boy drowned in the Malir river in the Sharafi Goth area on Wednesday.

Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur identified the victim as Inam Ali, 14. The body was retrieved and shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

A man was drowned in Gujjar Nullah in North Nazimabad.

The Hyderi Market police said that Boota Masish, 60, was drowned in the drain in Kausar Niaizi Colony. The body was recovered and shifted to the Edhi morgue.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2022

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