Mother, three children killed in roof collapse as heavy rain batters Karachi

03:03 PM | 9 Sep, 2021
Mother, three children killed in roof collapse as heavy rain batters Karachi

KARACHI – A woman along with three children were dead when the roof of a house in Orangi Town collapsed following heavy rains in the Sindh capital.

Reports quoting rescue sources said the incident occurred in Karachi’s Qasba MPR Colony where a roof of a house collapsed, last night and, four people including three children were crushed to death.

SSP Aziz while speaking with media reporters said the rainwater had accumulated in the neighborhood last night and entered the family's house.

The owner of the house, Rasool Saeed, and the other family members were not in the house when the ill-fated incident occurred. The deceased, Naseeb Hawa Khatoon, and her children were sleeping inside when the roof collapsed in the wee hours of Thursday.

Reports further said, local cops, and rescue officials rushed to the spot and started removing debris from the collapsed house soon after receiving the report. Four dead bodies were initially found from the debris, the police said. A 10-year-old was reportedly pulled out of the wreckage during the operation.

The injured along with the deceased have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital while the police have lodged an investigation. Rescue operation at the site is currently underway as other people are being feared trapped in the rubble.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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