Nine killed, three injured in building collapse

Incident occured after a gas leak blast in building, victims include five siblings and their parents.

MULTAN: A residential building collapsed in the Haram Gate locality of Multan city in Punjab, killing at least nine and injuring three other people.

The incident occured st Sehri time on Monday when the woman lit a match in the kitchen, said Rescue 1122. The emergency service said that after being alerted about the incident, its staff reached the spot and retrieved the persons from the rubble of the building.

It said nine people had died under the rubble while two were alive. The dead bodies and the injured were shifted to hospital. The dead included five siblings and their parents.

The government of the Punjab has ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed the district administration to submit a report.

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