RAWALPINDI - A 14-year old boy died and three other family members got injured when the roof of a their house room caved in due to heavy rain in Khatana while an 18-year old boy died after hitting with sparked electricity pole at Mumtaz Market, Saddar Bairooni, here on Sunday.
In the first incident, the roof of a house in Khatana area collapsed due to heavy rain killing one Hashim Ali and injuring his two sisters Saba, 16, Rafia, 3 and a 9-month old brother Zeeshan Haider.
According to victims' uncle, all the children were asleep when roof of their room, made with iron rods and soil, collapsed burying all under the rubble. The locals and rescuers rushed to the site and pulled out the dead body and injured and shifted them to DHQ. He said Hashim died on the spot while three others sustained injuries.
In the second incident, Hamza Yousaf died when his bike crashed into a live electricity pole owing to the continuous rains.
Later, the area people staged a protest demonstration against the WAPDA and held Line Superintendent and SDO responsible for the death of a young boy.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 28-Jul-2014