7 children among 13 killed as landslide buries shanties in Karachi

09:34 AM | 13 Oct, 2015
7 children among 13 killed as landslide buries shanties in Karachi
KARACHI (Staff Report) - About 13 people died in an incident of landsliding at Gulistan-e-Jauhar early this morning.

Ten persons were also injured in the incident.

Rescue work is underway. Rangers personnel are also taking part in the operation.

Eight dead bodies have been recovered, while six people are still trapped in the debris.

The incident happened when a mass of rock and soil fell on a slum from nearby hill.

According to rescue services, seven children and three women were among the thirteen bodies dug out from the rubble.

The dead belonged to the southern Punjab.

Rangers’ personnel also took part in the rescue effort that continued for hours till morning.

The landslide that occurred at 2 AM buried three shanties located on a plot in Block 1 of Gulsitan-e-Jauhar area.

Most of the people living in the shanties were asleep when the incident happened.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of 13 people landsliding in Karachi.
He directed the concerned authorities to speed up relief efforts and ensure recovery of all person stuck in the sand.

Prime Minister has also directed to provide special medical care to the injured and every possible help to the families of the deceased.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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