Monday Feb 25 2019
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Two dead, multiple injured as residential building in Karachi's Malir collapses

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and scores injured when a residential building collapsed in the Jafar-e-Tayyar neighbourhood of Malir in the early hours of Monday, rescue sources said.

Two bodies, of a man and his wife, were retrieved from the rubble while five others were pulled out in injured condition as authorities rushed to rescue the inhabitants trapped under the debris.

A child was among the injured rescued from the rubble.

The three-storey building was constructed 30 years ago, and housed several families, residents of the area said. 

Pakistan Army personnel took over the rescue efforts and surrounded the site of the collapse. Heavy machinery was summoned to the site to aid in the efforts.

Taking notice of the incident, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail directed the city commissioner to speed up rescue efforts and save human lives at all costs.