Pakistan family dies as rain causes roof collapse

March 12, 2007 08:25


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A man, his wife and the couple's four children were crushed to death early Monday when the roof of their home collapsed during heavy rains in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. The family was killed as they slept in a single room inside their home in Kharary, a village in the Bajur tribal area, said Abdul Hamid Khan, an area security officer. They were buried under rubble when the roof of thatch and mud came down on them before dawn, he said. Neighbors and other villagers pulled out the bodies. The victims were a 50-year-old man, his wife, 40, and their three sons and one daughter, aged between 7 and 16-year-old, Khan said.

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