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02 Dec 2020 | 11:10 PM UTC

Pakistan: Residential building collapse in Dua Chowk, Karachi, Dec. 3, kills at least one. Rescue operations ongoing

Residential building collapse in Dua Chowk, Karachi, Dec. 3, kills at least one. Rescue operations ongoing

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Event

Authorities are responding to a two-story residential building collapse in the Dua Chowk area of Korangi in Karachi, the morning of Dec. 3. Local reports indicate a part of the building collapsed following a gas cylinder explosion. Emergency personnel are conducting rescue operations. One person has died, while at least three people have been injured. The casualty count will likely increase in the coming hours.

Authorities will likely maintain heightened security in the coming hours. Nearby roads may be congested or closed due to the movement of emergency vehicles, prompting localized transport disruptions through Dec. 3.

Advice

Advice Avoid the area due to rescue operations. Plan for transport disruptions; seek alternative routes to avoid the affected area and allow additional time to reach nearby destinations.

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