24 dead as mosque roof collapses in Lahore

LAHORE: The death toll from a roof collapse rose to 24 on Wednesday as rescue workers recovered more bodies from the rubble of a mosque.

The roof of the mosque located in the Dorghawala area of Lahore collapsed during Zuhr prayers leaving 30-40 people trapped under the rubble on Tuesday.

Officials said they fear that there are still more people under the concrete rubble.

Other officials said that there were up to 30 people at the Zuhr prayers.

The roads nearby are busy, preventing heavy machines from entering the area to remove the debris.

Residents are helping the rescue effort, with television footage showing them making a line to remove debris by passing it hand-to-hand.