A 26-year-old woman was killed while her husband wounded seriously when the rooftop of their dilapidated house caved in in the Ittehad Colony in the limits of Factory Area police on Tuesday.

Shahid and his wife Shahnaz Bibi were present at their house when all of sudden the rooftop of the two-storey building collapsed. Local residents and rescuers managed to pull out of the couple from the debris. The injured were shifted to hospital, where the woman died.


Over a dozen people including children were injured when a gutter exploded near the Sherpao Bridge.  Residents said that the gutter blast took place seconds after a passerby threw a cigarette on the road, triggering fire inside the manhole. The nearby shops were also damaged while over a dozen people including seven children sustained injuries and were rushes to a hospital.