At least five children were killed, and three injured, when the roof of a room collapsed near Shujaabad Road in Lodhran on Sunday.
According to Express News, the bodies of the deceased and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Rescue sources said that construction equipment for the roof of the adjoining house was placed on the house’s old roof, causing it collapse under the weight.
The children were reportedly watching TV in the room when the roof suddenly fell.
Upon receiving information, the rescue teams claimed they reached the location in time and pulled all eight children out from under the rubble.
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On July 21, at least eight people, including two minors belonging to the same family, died while several others sustained injuries in rain-related incidents in different parts of the country, officials and rescuers reported.
Intermittent monsoon showers continued to pummel Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, inundating the low-lying areas, damaging houses and causing road accidents. A light rain was also reported from Karachi and other parts of Sindh.
Two children of a family died in their sleep, while three other children and the house-owner and his wife sustained multiple injuries after the roof of their house collapsed in Kamal Khel village of district Kohat due to heavy downpour in the city, the local police said.
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