7 killed in rain-triggered accidents in Pak

Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) | Publish Date: 10/1/2019 12:52:20 PM IST

Seven people were killed and 11 others injured in separate incidents of roof collapse due to torrential rains in Pakistan’s Punjab and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces on Tuesday, the media reported.

Two people were killed and seven others injured when a residential building collapsed in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab, Samaa News reported, adding that at least four people were still trapped in the debris.

Authorities, who visited the site following the incident, said that the building was in a dilapidated condition and they had time and again issued advisory to vacate it, but residents did not pay heed.

The injured people were shifted to a hospital, while the rescue for the trapped was continuing in the area. In two separate incidents in Mardan district of KP, five people were killed in roof collapses while four were injured. According to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority, over 230 people were killed and 180 others injured in rain-triggered accidents in the country from July to September this year.

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