Five members of a family including a couple and three children died while two others injured when roof of a dilapidated building collapsed here in Lahore early Friday morning.

According to details, roof of the building located in Tabbi City area of Lahore suddenly came down resultantly seven persons sleeping inside were buried under the rubble.

Police and rescue personnel rushed the scene and dug out seven persons from debris and shifted them to Mayo Hospital.

During treatment five persons including head of the house Shahzad, his wife Kanwal, two sons, Subhan and Anas and a daughter Irum succumbed to their wounds while two others were under treatment in critical condition.

Rescue personnel and police officials said that poor structure and dilapidated condition of the building resulted in the mishap.

It should be mentioned that many commercial and residential buildings across the city area in decrepit form but despite repeated incidents no action has been taken by district government and concerned authorities to avoid such avoidable losses.