APD | 8 children die as wall of house collapses in South Pakistan

BY APD NEWSOct 12,2018 at 10:03

By APD writer Muhammad Sohail

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 12 (APD) -- At least eight children died while four others suffered injuries on Thursday when the wall of a house collapsed in Pakistan’s southern district of Sukkur's suburban area, police said.

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.

Four children 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.

According to local media reports, the incident took place when some children tried to climb the wall.

Chief Minister of the southern Sindh province Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and asked authorities to submit a report regarding the incident immediately and to ensure the injured children receive the best possible treatment.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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