No fewer than 9 people have died while worshipping in a mosque which collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

The incident took place in Daroghawala, a low income neighbourhood in the outer city with narrow and congested streets.

a rescue official told AFP.

The death toll is expected to raise, authorities report.

There were up to 30 people in the mosque at the daily afternoon prayer.

the official said.

A local government official, Usman Ahmed, confirmed the roof collapse and toll.

said worshipper Zahid Bashir.