SUKKUR, Feb 16: Funeral prayers of four members of a family who died as a result of collapse of a wall on late night Friday was held in Jacobabad on Saturday.
According to reports, a wall of the house of a labourer, Bahadur Ali Domki, had collapsed during the last year’s heavy rains in the ADC colony in Jacobabad. Since then, he and his family were living in a tent.
On Friday late night, the wall adjacent to the tent collapsed and fell on the tent, killing Domki’s wife Muradan, 40, and his three daughters Farzana, 28, Mariyam, 12, and Haleema, 4.
A large number of local people attended their funeral prayers offered at a nearby mosque of the ADC Colony, but nobody from the administration or the elected public representative of the area attended the funeral.
Moving scenes were witnessed during the prayers and burial that took place in Sakhi Mehar Shah graveyard.
Former provincial minister of PPP Sardar Muhammad Muqeem Khoso, Sindh Taraqi-pasand Party district president Ali Muhammad Lashari, PPP (SB) district president Syed Aslam Shah, Nadeem Qureshi, Mehran Social Forum chairman Abdul Haiy Soomro and Sindh Peoples Student Federation district president Ali Khan Jakhrani have expressed grief over the loss of human lives in the incident.
Leaders of Domki Welfare Association, including Nasrullah Domki and Eid Muhammad Domki, condemned the district administration and said that Bahadur Ali Jakhrani had submitted many applications to officials of the district administration for construction of his house, but no action had been taken.