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Seven of a family killed in Sheikhupura roof collapse

July 17, 2019
Their bodies have been retrieved

Seven people of one family were killed after the roof of their house collapsed in Sheikhupura's Kot Abdul Malik early Wednesday morning. 

The neighbours said that a man, his wife, and five children were living in one portion of a two-storey house. They were sleeping at night when the incident occurred.

The rescue teams reached the site in the morning and then retrieved all the bodies from under the rubble. The bodies have been shifted to a hospital for their postmortem examination and will be handed over to the deceased's extended family members.

The deceased have been identified as 40-year-old Kamran and his wife, Kausar Bibi. The couple had three daughters and two sons. Their children were between the ages of eight years to 15 years.

According to the teams, the roof collapsed because of heavy rains in Punjab. The deceased's father said that their house as under construction.

Related: Minor killed, 13 injured as heavy rain lashes Lahore

A minor girl was killed and 13 others were injured in different incidents in Lahore after heavy rains lashed the city Tuesday. The downpour began Monday night and continued intermittently until Tuesday afternoon. Several roads and streets in low-lying areas were inundated.

So far, the city has received 300 millimeters of rain. The Met office has warned of more rain in upper parts of Punjab, including Lahore, over the next two days.

It said a new spell of rain would start from July 23.

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