KARACHI: A worker died and 10 people were injured during the construction of a multi-storey building. building collapsed in city of Surjani in early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said.
Surjani Sho Shahid Baluj said that the four-storey building fell down after midnight in Sector 4-D, near the Green Bus terminus.
The people area, the police, rangers and rescuers rushed to the site and dug out eleven people from trash and took them to Abbasi Shahid Hospital, where 27-year-old Waryam died during treatment, added SHO.
He added that experts from the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) will in the best place to describe the exact cause of collapse.
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However, it was clear that “poor quality material’used in design as side pillars and roofs were not properly installed with iron rods in pillars, he said.
There were reports that the developer not only sped up construction work after someone challenged its legitimacy in the High Court of Sindh, but also “forced” the workers to stay there for day and night construction.
Nonetheless area SHO said he couldn’t confirm such reports. But he acknowledged that the workers lived in in building like 10 people all the workers were injured, and the 11th person was a passer-by, who received minor injuries.
He said that everything people buried under the rubble were recovered.
The officer indicated out that’s about three or four trucks of the wreckage was removed as well as more removal work was under way as it may take a few more days before clear in place. According to him, due to heavy rains, garbage collection work was stopped.
Police surgeon Summaya Syed said 11 injured people were taken to ASH. with variable nature and degree of injury. Two of they were seriously hurt head injury.
A spokesman for the Rangers said they personnel It was joined rescue work and pulled out the wounded people from the wreckage.
Meanwhile, SBCA team got to the place and carried out inspection.
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In the evening, the Surjani police filed an FIR against builder, two contractors and the same number of controllers.
The case was registered on on behalf of of state through police officer Abdul Khaliq under sections 322 (manslaughter), 337-H (I) (punishment for injury by reckless or negligent action), 427 (prank causing injury amount of fifty rupees) and 34 (common intention) of Pakistan Penal Code against builder Mohammed Shoaib, contractors Abdul Majid and Sadiq, and foremen Noman and Assad.
FIR said they are building building collapsed due to use of poor quality material and negligence of builder and contractors.
Except death of one worker and injured others, three parked rickshaws and one car we also destroyed nearby buildings also damaged. Last month a six-storey building in Musa’s colony collapsed somewhat hours after its inhabitants abandoned it.
On July 13, a man was killed when a multi-storey building collapsed. building collapsed in old city area of Lyari.
Published in Dawn, August 17, 2022