KARACHI - At least eight people were killed and 16 others injured when a dilapidated three-storey building collapsed in Baldia Town area on Saturday late night. The incident took place in Swat Colony in the jurisdiction of Baldia Town police. Several vehicles of volunteers including fire brigade, CDGK and other civic organisations reached the area and take part in the rescue work that continued till Sunday evening. During the rescue work, heavy machineries were used for excavation. During the rescue work, the volunteers found around six bodies from the debris of the collapsed building while four others succumbed to their injuries in hospital, Edhi sources said. Te figurers of the dead and injured could not be confirmed till filling this report, as there were contradictory statements of eyewitnesses and government officials. The families of victim and the area people claimed that at least ten people were killed while on the other side high ranking police official in Site Town told the media representatives that eight people including two women and a child were killed while 13 others were injured in the incident. The government officials said that around six bodies were found from the debris during their rescue operation in the night while two more bodies were taken out in the morning hours. The police said that the victims of the incident were taken to Civil Hospital and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The spokesman of fire brigade Siddiq Ahmed told the media that the department received information at around 2:00 am and following that, at least four rescue vehicles rushed immediately to the scene. The volunteers from the Edhi and Chippa welfare foundations said that their volunteers immediately rushed to the spot and pulled out the victims from the debris. The injured people trapped in the debris were shouting with the pain and asking for the help. They faced many difficulties in the rescue work because of the congested area. The hospital official issued the names of the persons who died in the incident. They include: Shafiullah 14, his brother Tafseerullah, 15, their sister-in-law Subhana, the wife of Zahidullah, Shan s/o Saeed Ahmed, 20, Behram Shahzad, s/o Mohammad Ibrahim, 15, Maha Gul, 50, wife of Saeed Ahmed, Ghaffar, 22 s/o Kaki Gul. The injured include: Mohammad Ibrahim, Amin, Zahidullah, Anar Bibi, Sona, Rangeen Khan, Humaira, Simra, Shahnaz, Maqsood, Hussain, Hazratullah, Arbab Khan, Abid Khan, Arif, Ariba, Mehwish Nisar and Saleem. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, Baldia Town Nazim Kamran Akhtar, SP Ather Rasheed But, officials from the Sindh Rangers and other organisations reached the spot and supervised the rescue work. Many officials also visited the hospital to inquire about the health of the victims. Building owner Kaki Gul himself lost his young son namely Ghaffar while his other son Ibrahim and wife Sona sustained critical injuries. There were the contradictory statements regarding legality of the building. Talking to the mediamen, he said with tears rolling on his cheeks said that cracks had appeared in the building and it was slightly bent on one side. He said he had informed and appealed to his rentals that the said building is not good for living and they should be shift to other place but the occupants took the risk. Although some of the victims denied the comments of the Kaki Gul and some accepted, saying this that they belonged to the poor families and therefore they did not have any choice for living in other place. At least five separate families were living on rent just Rs 2000 to 3000. The families who were living in the collapsed building belonged to Swat, Balakot, Mansehra, Afghanistan and others. Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) told The Nation that the building was constructed illegally and its map had not been approved by the KBCA. The collapsed building had been constructed in Katchi Abadi of Balida Town, the KBCA spokesman added. Area people who gathered at the spot and also took part in the rescue work told the media representatives that the building was in dilapidated condition, and they had warned its owner several times about happening of such incident but he refused.