Roof collapse kills 6, injures 9 in west Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed with nine others injured in an incident of roof collapse in west Afghanistan's Farah province, a local official said Wednesday.


The mishap occurred on Tuesday night during a wedding ceremony in the province's Bakwa district, killing five children and a woman on the spot, said provincial director of disaster management authority Mohammad Israel Sayar.


The injured transported to a nearby hospital were in a stable condition, according to the official.


In Afghanistan's poor remoted areas, residential houses are mostly built from mud, making them vulnerable to natural disasters including rainstorms and flash floods.