SIALKOT: Six men were seriously injured after a triple story building collapsed during reconstruction on Monday evening. According to rescue officials, Khalid Mehmood sustained serious injuries when a triple-storey building suddenly collapsed on the congested Kashmir Road locality. There were some residential plots and shops in the building that were being renovated. Rescue 1122 personnel and police rushed to the site and saved several people by pulling them out from under the debris. The injured were shifted to Government Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ. Six men were injured in the incident and one is in critical condition. The building was owned by Muhammad Aslam and had already been declared dangerous by the TMA Sialkot.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.