Lightning causes death of 7 family members

KHUSHAB: Atleast seven persons of a family including four women and two children Saturday were killed while nine others critically injured when lightning struck a double-storey house in Purana Chowk area of Khushab, Aaj News reported.

According to police sources, the lightening struck the house, which result in collapse of the roof and entrapping the occupants under the debris.

They told that seven people including four women and two children died in the mishap while nine others sustained severe wounds and were shifted to a nearby hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Umar Daraz, his wife Razia, eight year old Kinza, 15 year old Farooq, 10 year old Abdul Rauf, 13 year old Sobia, seven year old Nauman and 17 year old Sonia, while Yasmine, Zafar Iqbal Sajida and others sustained severe injuries.

The rescue officials also stated that the collapsed house was in dilapidated condition due to which it caved in.

The rescue 1122 rushed the incident, rescued the injured and shifted the bodies to the hospital.