Pakistan: At least 12 dead after warehouse roof collapse

At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured after the roof of a warehouse collapsed in the Pakistan city of Sukkur on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred in Khajoor Mandi (Date Palm Market) when the roof caved-in due to a gas explosion, according to local media. «Sir, there were 100 people inside. Half of the roof in the store collapsed. Some people have been rescued, others are still... Еще inside», said one witness. Workers were allegedly operating a date palm roasting kiln illegally and one of the chemicals used during this process caused the explosion, according to reports. Six women and two girls were among the dead, officials said.

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