MIRPUR: At least three people were killed and 19 injured were rescued after a multi-storey marriage hall building collapsed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Mirpur area on Friday morning.
The marriage hall owner Nadeem and his son were among the deceased. A rescue operation by Pakistan Army resumed on Saturday again to recover the injured from the rubble.
On Friday, 17 people were rescued from underneath the debris, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had. Army troops had initiated rescue and relief efforts along with the civil administration.
The military’s media wing had said that the Urban Search & Rescue team came from Rawalpindi to assist in the efforts.
The incident occurred when labourers were working to renovate the building of a marriage hall in Mirpur’s Chaksawari area.
A wounded labourer, who was later rescued by officials, sid more than 50 labourers were working on the building when its canopy crashed,