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5 children killed, 8 injured in Kandahar roof cave-in

5 children killed, 8 injured in Kandahar roof cave-in

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Jan 20, 2020 - 16:24

KANDHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five students were killed and eight others wounded when the roof of a seminary collapsed in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.

Bahir Ahmadi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Hakim Sahib area of Kandahar City, the provincial capital.

He added the roof of a home collapsed when a number of children were attending Islamic subjects. He said five children were killed and eight others injured in the incident.

Educationinfo-icon Department Spokesman Nazar Mohammad Samimi confirmed the incident to Pajhwok and said a delegation had been dispatched to the area and their investigation was underway.

Police spokesman Jamal Nasir Barekzai also confirmed the incident, saying five children were killed and eight more wounded in the roof- collapsed incident. He said police were also investigating the incident.

Pk/ma

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