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14 die in Pakistan when floor collapses

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Victims were attending a funeral
  • Floor covering a sewage tank collapsed
  • Victims plummeted into tank

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Fourteen people were killed when they fell through a collapsed floor and into a sewage tank at a funeral in northwest Pakistan, police told CNN.

Qazi Muhammad Jamil, the police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, said Tuesday more than 50 people were at the funeral in the Buner district for a woman who died in a traffic accident.

Jamil said the floor gave way and many of the victims plummeted into the sewage tank below.

He said 11 of the fatalities were women. The other three were two boys and a girl.

Fifteen others were injured.