LAHORE/SIALKOT - At least nine persons including six children and three women died on Sunday in separate rain related incidents in Lahore and Sialkot.

Five persons were buried under the debris when roof of a house collapsed due to rain in Kot Saeed area of Lahore. Rescuers evacuated the injured from the rubble and shifted them to hospital where an 80-year-old woman and a five-year-old child died. The dead bodies were handed over to the heirs.

In another incident, a man namely Arshad died and his wife severely injured when roof of a house collapsed in Do Moria Bridge in Lahore. The rescue teams shifted the injured woman to hospital.

Meanwhile, the roof of a house in Gujjarpura village in Sialkot collapsed due to heavy rain killing five children and a woman. Those dead include five children of age 6 months to 10 years of same family.

The accident occurred when the roof of labourer Wali Mohammad's house collapsed as result of heavy rain.

The accident buried the whole family under the wreckage. Eye witnesses say the late arrival of rescue teams caused the deaths of the children. Wali Mohammed and his daughter survived and were taken to Allama Iqbal Hospital.