30 children rescued after building collapse in Islamabad

Published: May 30, 2014
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Rawalpindi 1122 has managed to pull out six children. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rawalpindi 1122 has managed to pull out six children. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Thirty children have been pulled out from under debris of a collapsed building in Homak Town in Islamabad, Express News reported on Friday.

The children were buried under rubble when the tuition centre building collapsed this evening. Rawalpindi 1122 managed to pull out all the children.

Six children including the teacher were injured and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical assistance. Two of the children are critical.

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  • WTF
    May 30, 2014 - 6:10PM

    Instead of building rubbish roads and buses, the government should heavily invest in disaster management and recovery departments and units. This 1122 service is awesome but little attention and investment can make it even better. They don’t seem to have stone cutting machinery or heavy-duty helicopters or fully equipped ambulances or other necessary equipment; that can be easily provided with 10-20 billion rupees. Same is the case with hospitals, poor people are dying of heat and lack of services in government hospitals.

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  • Mehran Khan
    May 30, 2014 - 6:26PM

    My god this is sad :(

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  • ahmed
    May 30, 2014 - 6:30PM

    sos……god help the children……god bless this country.Recommend

  • huma
    May 30, 2014 - 7:53PM

    almost all buildings in Islamabad are poorly constructed using substandard material and shoddy techniques.

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  • amit (India)
    May 30, 2014 - 8:00PM

    I am grateful to read that all the kids have been successfully rescued and that there are no fatalities. I wish a quick recovery to the injured.

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  • Dr Babar Khan
    May 30, 2014 - 9:58PM

    Being in the vicinity at the time of accident, I managed few casualties at site. I must appreciate here the role of 1122 Rescue teams for timely and quick evacuation.Recommend

  • sardarzaheer
    May 31, 2014 - 9:43AM

    Its good to read that rescue 1122 have saved all lives…God Bless You Guys

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  • Fawad Azam
    May 31, 2014 - 8:30PM

    Thanks Allah for safe recovery of all the children.
    Thanks to Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi for the job well done.

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