Under-construction building collapses at Defence Road


An under-construction building collapsed at Defence Road on Saturday after heavy rain, killing a youth and injuring 15 labourers. According to details, the deceased was identified as Saif, 16. The trapped men were rescued by the Rescue 1122 team and identified as Arsalan, Salim, Rafique, Ahmed, Farid, Iqbal, Majeed, Qadeer, Qamar, Ramazan, Naveed, Ghulam Nabi and Mudassar.
All of them were from 16 to 25 years of age. Seven injured were reported to be in a critical condition, as their bones were severely fractured. According to police sources, the labourers had constructed a temporary room under shade of the wall of the under-construction plaza, which collapsed after heavy rain in the morning.