Karachi: The victims of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Maskan Chowrangi blast have but to be offered any compensation or different lodging whereas the constructing has additionally been demolished.
The victims of the blast that passed off on Wednesday, October 21 within the constructing of Allah Noor Apartments at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Maskan Chowrangi haven’t but been offered any compensation and lodging by the federal government. What has occurred is restaurant and cafe adjoining to the constructing have additionally been closed for the previous week.
The gear of the affected households of the constructing together with furnishings, utensils, bedding, garments and different gadgets mendacity within the solar within the residences is deteriorating. The affected households of the constructing have taken short-term shelter within the homes of their family and kin. There was an explosion on the primary flooring of the constructing which was a part of the financial institution on the bottom flooring whereas the households have been dwelling on the second, third and fourth flooring above it. Khalid Sultan, a resident of the second flooring, died within the accident. Masroor Raza, a resident of the third flooring, has fractured his leg and happily the household of the fourth flooring has not been harmed.
The condominium administration has quickly relocated 2 households of the affected constructing to vacant flats within the condominium, with the constructing's victims demanding compensation from the federal government and the constructing to be rebuilt, whereas different residents of the condominium Has demanded a clear investigation into the incident, together with the reconstruction of the constructing.
Talking to Express News on this regard, Masroor Raza, a resident of the third flooring of the affected constructing, mentioned that there was an explosion on the primary flooring, up to now when it comes to offering help or compensation to the victims on the provincial degree. No announcement has been made, nor has it been mentioned whether or not the constructing can be rebuilt or not. The authorities ought to conduct a clear investigation into the matter, together with the financial institution's administration, and interrogate them. The actual cause is that we’re on the highway, the condominium administration has cooperated, the plot has been given to us to reside quickly however it isn’t a everlasting resolution, the federal government ought to present us a spot to reside completely.
Aft, a resident of the condominium, mentioned that nobody cooperated with the victims, nobody got here to ask, all of the belongings of the victims are mendacity exterior, the households have been destroyed, regardless of the gasoline. There was no explosion from the leak. When the explosion passed off, there was no spark or hearth. There was solely mud. The authorities ought to rebuild the affected constructing.
Ijaz-ul-Haq, a resident of one other constructing, mentioned: "I used to be a long way away when the explosion occurred. The individuals who have been severely injured weren’t injured within the cylinder explosion. The explosion passed off at about 9.30 am, three to 4 seconds. When I acquired down, nobody got here to assist. The self-help evacuated the victims from the constructing. It is past comprehension how the constructing was given a clearing certificates stating the reason for the gasoline leak explosion. The gasoline firm and the Sindh authorities ought to compensate the victims and supply them monetary help.
On the opposite hand, Syed Askari Zaidi, common secretary of Allah Noor Apartments, mentioned that as quickly because the accident occurred, he was current on the scene ten minutes later. He was a resident of the third and fourth flooring and was rescued. The first flooring of the condominium the place the explosion passed off is close to the financial institution however there is no such thing as a signal of gasoline or any stench or any cylinder, it’s the job of the federal government to analyze, all of us Officials have been contacted, together with Sindh Chief Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and Sindh Building Control Authority officers have additionally written letters however no response has been acquired from them.
He mentioned that our solely two calls for are that the collapsed constructing be rebuilt by the federal government and a clear investigation be carried out into the incident. The blast was so extreme that the entire constructing was shaken and many individuals have been killed.
Meanwhile, the constructing was demolished by the SBCA on account of injury. Earlier, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officers had inspected the affected constructing and determined to demolish it after declaring a sure a part of the constructing as broken. After which the work of separating the precise a part of the constructing from the residential condominium was began and for 7 days the employees continued to chop the roof, pillars and beams of the constructing within the conventional means.
After seven days, the roof of the affected constructing was reduce and separated from the secure constructing, and the affected a part of the constructing was demolished by a heavy crane on Tuesday afternoon, after which particles removing work started.
It needs to be famous that 7 individuals have been killed and greater than 20 injured within the Maskin Chowrangi blast up to now.