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05 Mar 2020 | 10:48 AM UTC

Pakistan: Building collapse in Karachi leaves eight dead March 5

Building collapse in Karachi leaves at least eight dead, dozens injured March 5; avoid the area

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Event

A residential building collapsed in Karachi's Gulbahar area on Thursday, March 5, killing at least eight people and injuring 36 others. The building was completely destroyed in the collapse and two surrounding buildings suffered extensive damage. Rescue operations are ongoing as of 21:25 (local time) on Thursday.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.  

Advice

Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.