Man plummets to death as fire engulfs building in Lahore

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: A man lost his life while 11 others were injured on Tuesday when fire engulfed a 10-storey building in Ichra area of Lahore. The man died by jumping from the building to save himself from the fire, said Dr Haider Ashraf, who confirmed that at least 11 other people were injured. DIG Police Operations confirmed the death. According to latest reports, rescue workers were still trying to evacuate people trapped... 

India building collapse kills 11 near Mumbai

Posted by on Aug 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MUMBAI:A dilapidated building collapsed outside Mumbai on Tuesday killing at least 11 people, the second such accident around the Indian financial capital in a week, a rescue official said. Rescuers were searching through the rubble for any survivors after the three-storey structure crumbled overnight while families were sleeping inside, the official said. “Eleven bodies have been recovered and seven people pulled... 

Nine dead in China building collapse dozens rescued Xinhua

Posted by on Jul 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Beijing: Nine people died when a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 workers hospitalised after being rescued. A total of 51 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on Saturday afternoon, China´s official Xinhua news agency reported. The report added that a total of 42 people were pulled out of the factory and taken... 

Favourable political atmosphere building after ZarbeeAzb COAS

Posted by on May 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

QUETTA: Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that a ‘favourable political atmosphere’ is being built in the country following the launch of military offensive Zarb-e-Azb against terrorism in the tribal belt. The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), who paid a visit to the Command and Staff College here, said the armed forces of the country have gained ‘magnificent achievements’... 

10 Pakistanis killed in Saudi building collapse diplomat

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

RIYADH: At least 10 construction workers from Pakistan and one from India were killed in the collapse of a convention centre being built in Saudi Arabia, an Asian diplomatic source said Tuesday. The building, at a university in Qassim northwest of the capital Riyadh, collapsed on Monday. The bodies of six Pakistanis had been pulled from the rubble and rescuers were trying to free the bodies of two more, the diplomatic... 

Over 50 workers mostly Pakistanis trapped in Saudi building collapse

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

RIYADH: The collapse of a convention centre being built northwest of the Saudi capital left more than 50 workers trapped under rubble on Monday, official media said. The collapse “happened at noon and resulted in more than 50 workers being trapped”, the Saudi Press Agency said, adding that four wounded were recovered from the building site for Qassim University. Bandar al-Roshodi, the university spokesman,... 

Twelve hurt in New York building collapse blaze

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a large blaze tore through a neighboring property, which was also at risk of falling down, the fire department said. Four of the injured were in a critical condition as a result of the emergency just after 3:00 pm in Manhattan´s popular East Village neighborhood on Second Avenue, a spokeswoman told AFP. The cause of the incident and how... 

Bangladesh building collapse kills five dozens feared trapped

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Five workers were confirmed dead and dozens more are feared trapped after the roof of a half-built cement factory collapsed in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, police and rescuers said. At least six people are in a critical condition after the accident at a building site in the port city of Mongla, local police chief Jahedur Rahman told AFP. It was unclear how many people were trapped, with Rahman saying no more... 

Fire at Income Tax building extinguished in Karachi

Posted by on Mar 09, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: A fire which erupted at the Income Tax building on Monday morning has been extinguished. Officials said the record contained inside the building was not burnt in the blaze. The fire erupted on the eight floor of the Income Tax building located in the Sindh Secretariat at 9:00 AM this morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to extinguish the blaze which quickly spread to fourth floor of the building. The canteen... 

At least two killed as building collapses in Wah Cantt

Posted by on Mar 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Lahore: At least two people were killed and eight injured when a building collapsed in Wah Cantonment late on Monday night. Rescue workers were busy trying to recover those trapped underneath the rubble. According to rescue sources, two bodies and four injured people had so far been recovered from the rubble. The dead included a child and a elderly man. Workers were still carrying out a rescue operation at the time... 
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