Monsoon tragedy : Child dies as house caves in

The body of the child was handed over to the family


Online July 20, 2015

ISLAMABAD: A five-year-old girl was fatally injured and five others were seriously injured when the roof of a weak structure caved-in owing to the heavy rains in Bari Imam area of Islamabad. A rescue official said Ruma, 5, and five other people were trapped under the rubble after the roof of a house collapsed late Sunday night. Locals retrieved the trapped people from the debris and rushed them to Polyclinic hospital where doctors pronounced Ruma dead on arrival while admitting the injured for treatment. Hospital sources said that the injured were out of danger. The body of the child was handed over to the family. The deceased’s father said they were residents of Rawalpindi and his daughter had been living with her grandmother for the last 15 days.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2015.

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