LAHORE - A mother and her three children died after the roof of a house fell on them in Misri Shah area late yester night.

The small house, located in the low-income neighbourhood, was in dilapidated condition, locals said.

Four children along with their mother were asleep in the one-room house when its roof collapsed on them around midnight.

Three children aged between six to twelve years died on the spot, rescue workers said. The woman expired in the hospital where the fourth kid was also admitted in serious condition.

Two other people were taken out from the debris by the rescuers and taken to hospital. The rescue operation was underway till filing of this report.