At least three people including an infant were killed after a four-storey building collapsed in Sindh’s Sukkur district on Thursday evening, officials said.
Twelve people were pulled out of the debris in an injured condition. They were shifted to Sukkur’s Civil Hospital for first aid, where a one-year-old baby and two women succumbed to their injuries.
Officials said several people are still feared to be trapped under the rubble. Rescuers, including Pakistan Army and Rangers personnel, are using heavy machinery to lift the debris from the site.
Two out of the nine injured being treated at the Sukkur hospital were referred to Larkana due to their critical condition.
The building, located on Sukkur’s busy Station Road, was constructed above a few shops and housed four families.
Rescuers at the scene initially faced difficulties after the building collapse caused a power blackout in the area.