Nine family members killed in roof collapse in Pakistan

Islamabad: Nine people, including a mother and her eight children, were killed on Sunday after the roof of a house collapsed in the northern Pakistani city of Chilas, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Police said the incident took place early in the morning in Bonardas district and resulted in the deaths of nine family members, including a mother, four sons and four daughters, media reports said.

After the collapse, local residents rushed to the site and after about two hours of rescue efforts, the bodies were recovered.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to the hospital.

Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent their condolences to the family of the bereaved while expressing their sadness at the incident.

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