At least two dead in Karachi building collapse

At least two dead in Karachi building collapse
By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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The three-story block in Pakistan's sprawling port city came down as residents slept

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In Pakistan, up to four people have reportedly been killed and at least eight others injured when a dilapidated, three-story building collapsed in poor neighbourhood of Karachi.

The block of flats came down in the middle of the night as residents slept.

Farid Uddin, Karachi’s Deputy Commissioner said: “We’re recovered two bodies and we’re talking to two people trapped in the rubble. Eight people have been saved so far.”

Pakistan: Children found among the four dead inhabitants after a building collapses in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi. 17-07-2017 pic.twitter.com/QvFX5JmTPO

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Rescue workers are trying carefully to free two people trapped in the debris but it’s unclear whether any more people are stuck in the rubble.

What caused the building to come down remains unknown however officials have suggested the block’s age and poor construction could be the cause.

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