LAHORE - Two young sisters were buried alive when the rooftop of their dilapidated house collapsed on them in Mughalpura during the downpour on Tuesday, police and rescue workers said.

Iqra, 16, and Muskan, 10, were present in their small house located in Singhpura when its rooftop caved in during the downpour. Rescuers reached the spot soon after incident. The house owner, Ashraf, told the police that his daughters were sleeping in the bedroom when the rooftop collapsed.

The rescue workers launched the operation and managed to pull out the victims from the debris after hectic efforts. Both the sisters were rushed to hospital where they were pronounced as brought dead. Police handed over the bodies to the family.