Pakistan: Lahore: 4 killed in various roof collapse

17th Aug 2013

LAHORE, (The News): Four persons were killed and five others injured in various incidents of roof collapse at different places in Lahore, Geo News reported Saturday.


According to rescue sources, a fragile structure came down at Chaudhry Road due to heavy downpour that injured three persons.  The neighbours and rescue team shifted the injured to the General Hospital where a man and his son succumbed to their injuries. The deceased were identified as Nazeer and Rashid.


Another unfortunate incident of roof collapse occurred in Shahdara where 32-year-old Shakeel Masih was killed.


Earlier, a man, his wife and three children got trapped under the rubble when the roof of their flimsy house tumbled in Nishtar Colony area.


The nearby residents and rescue personnel shifted pulled the victims out of the debris and shifted them to the General Hospital. However, five-year-old Samrah could not survive.

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