MIRAMSHAH: Seven children died and 13 others were wounded when the roof of a seminary collapsed in Shewa area of North Waziristan tribal district on Tuesday, police said.

Deputy Superintendent Police Azam Khan said the wounded children had been sent to hospitals in Thall, Hangu district. He said that the children from nearby houses, including girls, were sitting in the classroom of the seminary for learning the holy Quran when its roof collapsed.

Local people rushed to the site to retrieve survivors from debris. Officials said that 13 wounded children, including girls, were taken to hospitals in Thall where doctors pronounced two children dead.

Medical Superintendent of Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Thall Dr Abdur Rehman that one body and five injured children were brought to the hospital. He said that two children were discharged while two others were referred to a Peshawar hospital. He identified deceased child as Adil.

Other wounded children were shifted to a private hospital in Thall where one child was pronounced dead. An employee of the hospital said that minor girls were also among the wounded.

Published in Dawn, June 3rd, 2020

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