KARACHI: A three storey building collapsed in Frontier Colony, Karachi on Wednesday killing at least five people and injuring several others.
Rescue efforts are underway to search for people trapped under the debris.
Residents of the area said the building belonged to a KESC employee. Three to four families had been living there.
Police, Rangers, Edhi and Chippa Welfare rescue teams reached the spot and the injured persons have been moved to hospitals.
Rains in Balochistan
Fresh downpours in Sibbi, Jafferabad and Naseerabad areas of Balochistan severely hampered rescue work in the already flood-hit region.
Three people including two children died when a roof collapsed, under continuous showers, in areas of Jafferabad.
In Dera Allahyar, a roof caved in killing one and injuring a woman and a child, while in a separate incident in Osta Mohammad, the roof of the house collapsed killing two children. Three people were injured in the accident.
The five injured in both instances have been shifted to the hospital.
Rescue work has been temporarily stopped in parts of Sibbi, Jhal Magsi, Dera Allahyar and Suhbat Pur.
River Nari is experiencing high flood level raising concerns that nearby areas including Bhag, Haji and Mithri may get submerged.
Rains in Punjab
A fresh bout of showers in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur severely affected rescue and relief efforts in the areas.
The flood victims are in dire need of help. Situation in the areas has further worsened, due to the spread of epidemics diseases.
There are reports of skin and stomach infections in Jamal Tonsa, Fazil Pur and other areas of Rajan Pur.
Furthermore there is scarcity of clean drinking water, leaving the people with no option but to drink the contaminated flood water.
The relief provided till now is not sufficient. Most of the people there are living without any shelter.