KHUSHAB: At least seven members of a family were killed and nine others injured when lightning struck a double-storey house in Purana Chowk area here today.

 The roof collapsed after lightning hit the house, entrapping the inmates under the debris. Seven persons, people including four women and two children, died and nine others sustained severe wounds, who were shifted to a hospital.

 The deceased were identified as Umar Daraz, his wife Razia, eight-year-old Kinza, 15-year-old Farooq, 10-year-old Abdul Rauf, 13-year-old Sobia, seven-year-old Nauman and 17-year-old Sonia.

 The rescue crew said that the house was dilapidated due to which it caved in.