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  • Three die in Lasbela accident

    KHUZDAR: Two women were among the three killed in a road accident near Winder area in Lasbela district on Saturday...

    A passenger coach coming to Pishin from Karachi collided head-on with a truck at Vidu Camp near Winder, leaving 18 people injured, police said...

  • Nine killed in Lasbela flash flood

    QUETTA: At least nine people have died and many others are missing as a flash flood caused by heavy rains and thunderstorm swept away many mud houses in Lasbela district on Friday Traffic on the Quetta-Karachi highway remained suspended the whole day...

    Heavy rains that started in various parts of Lasbela district on Wednesday evening continued till Friday causing the flash flood that wreaked havoc in the district as water entered...

  • Kharan thrash Sibi, Panjgur edge Lasbela 1-0

    QUETTA: In a fantastic display of high class soccer, Kharan thrashed Sibi 8-1 while Panjgur scored a narrow win over Lasbela 1-0 on the fourth day of the final round of the PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2017 here on Saturday...

    In another match, Panjgur in yellow, put in an impressive performance to beat Lasbela in green by 1-0 as the losers struggled to put up a fight...

  • Five killed in Kalat, Lasbela road accidents

    Another fatal accident on the Quetta-Karachi highway claimed four lives in the Lasbela area, officials said...

    The police said four persons were travelling in a pick-up van that collided with a passenger coach going from Quetta to Karachi...

  • Four drown in Hub river, Lasbela canal

    KHUZDAR: Four people drowned while taking bath in Hub river and Lasbela canal on Sunday, police said...

    In the other incident, a 20-year-old man, identified as Mohammad Khan, drowned in Lasbela canal while taking bath...

  • Nerve-racking moments for ‘hostages’ of Arfa tower

    LAHORE: As the Monday’s earthquake jolted all parts of the provincial capital and made millions of people panicky, the situation at Arfa Karim Tower -- a 17-storey building -- was reported to be the scariest...

    Though a huge number of people came out of their homes, offices, schools, those present at the Arfa Karim Tower and the IT University functioning there escaped a stampede as most of them dashed from various floors towards...

  • ‘People have seen Eiffel Tower but not Lea Market’

    KARACHI: A celebratory spirit tinged with a bit of sadness marked the launch of a book titled Street Smart — Professionals on the Street by Rumana Husain at the Arts Council Karachi on Thursday evening...

    Giving a detailed presentation on her book, Ms Husain said it was penned to acknowledge the role of each one of the blue-collar professionals in Karachi...

  • Tower security

    I WOULD like to draw the attention of PTCL senior officials and other companies to the security of the phone tower in Balim, Chitral...

    Since January 2014, the tower has been functioning without any security guard...

  • 100 Muslims break fast, offer prayers near Trump Tower

    NEW YORK: A crowd of Muslims broke Ramazan fast and offered prayers on Thursday outside the Trump Tower in protest against the US president’s Islamophobic rhetoric...

    Trump Tower in Manhattan is home to the Trump Organisation, the heart of President Donald Trump’s business empire...

  • Deadly London tower blaze began from fridge: police

    LONDON: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday...

    The speed at which the fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower raised questions about the external cladding on the block...

  • 6 killed as deadly fire engulfs London tower block

    At least six people perished on Wednesday and many more are still missing after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower...

    As smoke continued to billow from the charred building, survivors voiced anger over longstanding safety fears at the Grenfell Tower, which was home to between 600 and 800 people...

  • London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

    LONDON: Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated on Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials...

    Around 600 tower blocks are enclosed in potentially deadly cladding, with councils in Manchester, Portsmouth and London all announcing they were to immediately remove cladding from 13 structures...

  • Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

    LONDON: Residents and campaigners in the London neighbourhood where a tower block went up in a giant blaze on Wednesday spoke angrily about longstanding safety concerns, saying they were ignored because the community was not rich...

    Damian Collins, former head of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Association, said residents had complained to the local council over the handling of a major refurbishment of the building completed last...

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