Building collapses during anti-encroachment operation

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At least four people were trapped after a three-storey building collapsed here during an anti-encroachment operation in the surroundings of Orangi Town drainage nullah, it has been learnt on Friday.

The multi-storey building was collapsed during the anti-encroachment operation to clear illegal constructions near Orangi Town nullah.

At least four people were trapped inside the debris, however, rescue teams rushed immediately and pulled three people out of the debris.

The incident took place in Orangi Town Sector 9. The building collapse incident was occurred due to the inexperienced staff of the KMC.

It emerged that the three-storey residential building was being demolished by labourers using manual tools instead of heavy machinery which suddenly went down on them.

Efforts are underway to rescue another labourer trapped inside the debris of the building.