3 killed, 14 injured in roof collapse incidents


LAHORE Aug 2(TNS): Heavy rainfall in various areas of Punjab wreaked havoc as at least three people were killed and 14 sustained injuries during roof collapse incidents in Attock, Jhelum and Okara.

A woman was killed while a child was severely injured when the roof of a dilapidated house caved-in in Renala Khurd area of Okara.

Meanhwile, one man was killed and four others were wounded after they came under the debris of roof collapse in Dhok Wahab Deen area of Jhelum.

On the other hand, a five-year-old girl died after falling in nullah located in Attock’s Hassan Abdal area. In another roof collapse incident in Kotli Miani area of Sialkot, at least six sustained injuries.

Moreover; several villages of and linking roads were inundated after flooding in Sialkot’s nullah Palko and Narowal’s seasonal nullah.

On the other hand, the roads are also flooded in Peshawar after heavy rain. The water has accumulated in front of District Nazim and Radio Pakistan offices.

Besides this, the rain water entered the residences in Gul Bahar, Ganj and Kohati Gate damaging the properties of people.