KARACHI: An empty multi-storey building, whose foundation weakened due to heavy rains, collapsed in Moosa Colony on Monday, police and rescue services said
They said that the building developed some faults after the recent rain spell. However, no casualty was reported since the building was vacated a day earlier.
A contingent of police and Rangers reached the scene while heavy machinery was called in to completely demolish the structure.
Gulberg SHO Mohammed Imtiaz Tanoli said that the six-storey building developed some cracks after recent rains and the police had vacated it to avoid any tragedy. He said that it was not an old building.
Two children drown in pond
Two minor children drowned in a pond filled with rainwater on the outskirts of the metropolis on Monday evening, police said.
The area SHO said that the children were swimming in the pond in Soomar Goth when they drowned. He said that the bodies were fished out and moved to a nearby Al-Khidmat hospital.
The victims, both cousins, were identified as Zulqarnain, 6, and Abdul Waheed, 5.
A man was electrocuted in the Lyari area on Monday.
The Baghdadi police said that Saleem, 25, died due to an electric shock near Benazir Bakery.
The body was shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK).
Man dies in roof collapse
A labourer was killed and contractor suffered multiple injuries in a roof collapse incident in Soldier Bazaar on Monday.
The police said that the roof collapsed near Waqar Masjid and Zahoor and Nazeer Mohammed, both 50, came under its debris. They were recovered and shifted to the CHK where doctors pronounced Zahoor dead.
Area SHO Waqar Azeem said both the deceased and injured were labourer and contractor, respectively.
Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2022