Pakistani mourners killed in sewage tank

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The Independent Online

More than a dozen mourners at a funeral in Pakistan were killed when the cover of a sewage tank they were standing on collapsed yesterday.

The dead included women and children who were among scores packed into the courtyard of a house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Buner district. At least 20 others were injured in the accident in Jhor village.

Many people in north-western Pakistan lack proper plumbing and often divert waste from their homes into large holes covered with concrete.