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4 killed, two injured in roof collapse in Pakistan

PTI
Published Mar 15, 2016, 8:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2016, 9:11 pm IST
Residents said house was rough and rugged and had become more fragile as heavy rains continued to lash the country for past five days.
A Pakistani man runs for cover from heavy rain in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Repesentational Image, Photo: AP)
 A Pakistani man runs for cover from heavy rain in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Repesentational Image, Photo: AP)

Peshawar: At least four people, including two children, were killed and two others sustained injuries in two separate incidents of house roof collapse triggered by torrential rains in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.

In the first incident which occurred in Saeedabad area, the roof of a dilapidated house fell down after heavy rains. A 15-year-old boy and his 17-year-old sister died on the spot.

 

Residents said the house was rough and rugged and had become more fragile as heavy rains continued to lash the country for the past five days.

The two who were injured in the accident were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, two others were also killed in Regi Model town here after the roof of a house caved-in.

At least 11 people have died of heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa till now. Torrential rains and flooding killed over 80 people and affected nearly 300,000 people in the country during the rainy season last summer.

 

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