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One dead, 100 missing as 12-storey building collapses in Florida

MIAMI: A 12-storey oceanfront apartment block in Florida partially collapsed on Thursday, killing an unspecified number of residents and leaving almost 100 unaccounted for as rescuers combed the rubble for victims. Video footage posted online showed a large portion of

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza

JERUSALEM: Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza, killing a number of militants and civilians, while militants barraged southern Israel with hundreds of rockets, killing two Israeli citizens. A 12-storey building in Gaza where several top Hamas commanders had offices collapsed

Four labourers injured after building collapses in Orangi Town

KARACHI: At least four labourers were trapped after a three-storey building collapsed on Friday in Orangi Town area of Karachi. According to reports, the incident occurred in Sector 9 during an anti-encroachment operation along a drainage in Orangi Town.  The

SBCA building inspector exposed demanding bribe from owner

KARACHI: A building inspector the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has been exposed while demanding a bribe of Rs2.5 million from a builder. SBCA North Karachi building inspector Amir Hussain conducted an operation against a three-storey building located in Sector

KDA officers issue fake receipt for building material

KARACHI: Although Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has dismissed former Johar Division Additional Engineer (XEN) Muhammad Sami, his team is continuing involvement in corrupt activities. A private team led by Grade 2 employee Mustafa Abbas Chand is allegedly involved in a

7-storey building illegally constructed in Korangi Industrial Area

KARACHI: A builder has constructed a seven-story building in Korangi Industrial Area before the map layout has even been approved. The layout for the building on Plot No. 38/39 located in Sector 27 in Korangi Industrial Area is still under

At least two dead as four-storey building collapses in Karachi’s Korangi

KARACHI: At least two died and several others injured after a four-storey residential building collapsed in Karachi’s Korangi area today (Thursday). According to details, medical treatment is being provided to those pulled out from the rubble. Women and children are

Building collapses in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area

KARACHI: A five-storey dilapidated building collapsed in Liaquatabad area on Tuesday night. There were no causualties or injuries reported as the building was evacuated a day earlier. Police said the building was declared dangerous and had been cleared to avoid

SBCA’s negligence led to building collapse in Lyari

KARACHI: Gross negligence led to the collapse of the high-rise residential building in Khada Market area of Lyari in which at least three people lost their lives and fourteen others were injured. The delipidated building was declared unsafe for living

Illegal constructions risk severe damage in case of earthquake

KARACHI: Amid the ongoing unchecked and illegal constructions in the city, Karachi is at severe risk of massive damage in case of a mild earthquake. Experts and urban planners have warned that the metropolis could face extensive damage and destruction

Building being constructed illegally in Karachi’s Soldier Bazaar

KARACHI: After Liaquatabad and Gulberg, Jamshed Town area has become the hub of illegal constructions and encroachments. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Deputy Director Ali Asad had allowed illegal construction and approved the map on Plot No. 11/2 located in

Another building tilts precariously in Karachi’s Gulbahar area

KARACHI: A month after a high-rise building collapsed in the Gulbahar (Old Golimar) area killing sixteen people, another six-storey building has been precariously tilting in the area raising fears that a tragedy could happen at any moment. According to area

Boxer Amir Khan offers building to treat coronavirus patients

LONDON: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has offered his under-construction building in London to be converted into a makeshift hospital amid coronavirus outbreak. The boxer offered the four-storey building to UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to accommodate COVID-19 patients as part

Golimar building collapse

Another residential building has collapsed in Karachi and the death toll is significantly high. At least eighteen people have been killed and dozens are injured in Golimar area, a lower-income and highly congested locality in the city. The building was

Illegal buildings in Gulbahar area continue to threaten lives

KARACHI: After a five-storey building collapsed in Golimar (Gulbahar) area on Thursday killing at least twenty people, it has been revealed that there are several such buildings in the locality and other parts of the city. A report submitted in

Under-construction building collapses in Karachi’s Sikandarabad

KARACHI: An under-construction two-storey building collapsed in Sikandarabad area of Karachi today (Tuesday). According to details, the building that collapsed was under-construction, located at Sikandarabad near Kemari. No casualties have been reported so far. Rescue teams and other officials have