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Building collapse traps 4 during an anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

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About 4 persons have been trapped in a collapsed building in Orangi Town Sector 9, located in Karachi.

The building got collapsed during an anti-encroachment operation in the surroundings of Orangi Town drainage nullah on Friday.

Reports gathered has revealed that the three-storey building was collapsed during the anti-encroachment operation to clear illegal constructions near Orangi Town nullah.

The trapped individuals were labourers who were using manual tools instead of heavy machinery which suddenly went down on them.

Lucky enough about three labourers have been pulled out of the debris, while a search operation is underway to rescue the fourth man.

The injured persons have been shifted to the hospital.

A heavy contingent of police, Rangers and rescue teams have reached the site. The area has been cordoned off.

The anti-encroachment drive along Orangi nullah started on February 26. Earlier, the city government removed all the soft encroachments from the area.

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