Rockslide kills 13 in Pakistan
13 October 2015, Nirapad News: At least 13 people, including seven children were killed as a rockslide hit shanties erected in Karachi of Pakistan early Tuesday.
Rescue teams reached the site of the incident at Gulistan-i-Jauhar area and recovered the bodies of three women, three men and seven children from beneath the rubble, reports Dawn.
Rangers and police personnel also participated in the rescue operation.
Heavy machinery was called in to help clear the area as the rocks hit shacks built on a plot in Gulistan-i-Jauhar’s Block 1 area.
Two families comprising 13 people were living in the shanties hit by the rockslide, area residents said.
Speaking to the press, Commissioner of Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said that the administration was making efforts to rescue the survivors, if any.
The recovered bodies have been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities.