8 children die as wall of house collapses in Sukkur

Published October 11, 2018
Roof of two adjacent houses pictured collapsed in Bajaur. —File photo
Roof of two adjacent houses pictured collapsed in Bajaur. —File photo

Eight children died while two suffered injuries on Thursday when the wall of a house in Sukkur's suburban area collapsed, DawnNewsTV reported.

The incident occurred in the Ghulam Sarwar Shinbani village at the home of Samoon Bhanbro, who along with other adults was away tending to the crop fields nearby as the children played.

Among the children who died on the spot were seven-year-old Rukhsana, four-year-old Yaqoob, 12-year-old Faro, 12-year-old Rukhsana, nine-year-old Ghulam Akbar, six-year-old Manzooran, and four-year-old Sitaran, while 12-year-old Razia passed away during treatment.

Two children, namely two-year-old Dilshad and nine-year-old Sakhi Dino, received injuries and were taken to the nearby hospital by area residents. Emergency medical services were notified of the incident immediately but due to the area being located in the desert region, they could not reach timely.

Three families were living together in the home, whose walls had long started to disintegrate, area residents told the media.

As news of the tragedy spread, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice and instructed Sukkur Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Murtaza Shaikh to submit a report regarding the incident immediately and to ensure the injured children receive the best possible treatment.

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