7 Kids Die in Pakistan’s School Roof Collapse

7 Kids Die in Pakistan’s School Roof Collapse


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3 Jun 2020

The roof of a religious school collapsed in Pakistan’s tribal North Waziristan district, killing seven children and injuring 13 others on June 2.

There were 20 students in the building between the ages of 4 and 14. Heavy rains caused the roof to cave in.

“Unfortunately, all the children who were martyred or injured in this incident were receiving Islamic education at the madrassa,” Azam Khan, a police officer, told Associated Press.

Rescue workers recovered the bodies and transported all the injured to the main hospital.

Heavy rains in Pakistan often damage structures due to the poor quality of the construction material.

The incident took place in Zubair Kot village of North Waziristan, which shares a border with Afghanistan.