Roof collapse kills seven familymembers

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ARIFWALA/MULTAN Five persons of the same family were killed when roof of a dilapidated house collapsed in village 71-EB near Arifwala, a tehsil of Pakpattan District in the Punjab province in the wee hours of Friday. According to details, roof of a dilapidated house collapsed in village 71-EB near Arifwala due to current rains, burying seven persons of the same family under the debris. Rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved five dead bodies from the rubble while two children were rescued in injured condition. The dead and injured were shifted to hospital. According to rescue sources, the deceased included a man, his wife, two sons and a daughter. The deceased were identified as Ramzan, Jawad, Shahzad, Sharifan and Farha. Meanwhile, it is reported that at least two members of a family died and two others were injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Jalalpur Pirwala area of Multan on Thursday night. According to the rescue sources, the roof caved-in due to heavy rain in the area. Police and rescue officials, after being informed rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies and the injured to the hospital. Earlier on March 7, two children had died and eight other members of the same family got injured when a roof of their house collapsed in Nowshera. According to the rescue sources, the roof had caved-in due to continuous rain in the area. The bodies and the injured had been moved to a nearby medical facility. Meanwhile, according to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) so far, eleven persons had lost their lives and twenty-two had been injured in the recent rain related incidents in different areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In another incident of the same nature, that took place on April 18, in Charsadda had claimed lives of three members of a family and injuries to three when the roof of their house caved-in due to heavy rain in Behram Deri, an area of district Charsadda.—INP