Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Pakistani mourners die in sewage tank

Mourners at a funeral in Pakistan were killed when the cover of a sewage tank they were standing on collapsed yesterday.

The twelve dead included women and children who were among scores packed into the courtyard of a house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Buner district.

At least 20 others were injured in the accident in Jhor village.

Many people in north-western Pakistan lack proper plumbing and often divert waste from their homes into large holes covered with concrete.

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