Three children killed, seven injured in North Waziristan roof collapse

Roof caves in after two days of heavy rain, snowfall


Our Correspondent March 02, 2019
Roof caves in after two days of heavy rain, snowfall.PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Following heavy rain and snowfall, at least three children were killed and seven others injured as roof of a house collapsed in North Waziristan on Saturday.

The roof of the mud house caved in in Datta Khel area, and the injured were shifted to a local hospital.

K-P Chief Minister Mehmood Khan expressed grief and sorrow over the deaths.

He gave directives to the district administration to provide all necessary treatment to the injured.

The provincial chief executive also told the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to be on-alert to response to any mishap. "Every possible step should be taken to protect the life and property of the people adding that no laxity in this respect would be tolerated," he said.

Cold and cloudy weather is expected to continue across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

In view of extreme temperatures, Swabi's deputy commissioner requested the provincial government to extend school holidays till March 10.

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