Six martyred, a few harmed as mosque rooftop crumples in Karachi

KARACHI: At minimum six admirers were martyred and a few others harmed on Friday when an improvised metal rooftop at a mosque broken down in North Nazimabad region of the city.

The transitory metal overhang set up to shield admirers from the sun fell on the yard range taking after petitions at the Masjid-i-Usman close Landi Kotal Chowrangi, police and save authorities said.

“I was in the mosque myself… individuals were putting forth a petitions taking after the finish of the (primary) Friday supplication when we heard an uproarious accident taking after a blast of wind,” police official Zulfiqar Haider.

The layered metal overhang fell specifically on admirers, he said.

Eight harmed individuals were conveyed to Abbasi Shaheed clinic, Assistant Police specialist Dr. Rohina said.

Collections of five dead were additionally moved to the clinic. A harmed man being dealt with at the healing facility later succumbed to his injured, raising the loss of life to six.

Temperatures in Karachi frequently hit maximums of close to 40 degrees Celsius in the late spring, and the shade had been raised to shield admirers from the sun.

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