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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

HOUSE COLLAPSE KILLS SIX PEOPLE IN INDIA AFTER HEAVY RAINS

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At least six members of a family were killed on Saturday in a house collapse in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported the officials as saying.

The house collapsed in Saharanpur district, about 711-kilometer northwest of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh state.

“In a tragic incident here early morning a house collapsed, killing six people of a family,” an official posted in Saharanpur district office said.

“The inmates were buried alive under the debris of the house.”

Following the incident police teams and disaster response force personnel rushed to the spot to retrieve bodies from underneath the debris.

According to officials the house collapsed due to heavy rains that hit parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Meanwhile death toll in rain related incidents in the state has risen over 30.

A government spokesperson said deaths were reported from Agra, Mainpuri, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Kasganj, Meerut, Bareilly and some other places.

According to Meteorological department officials, thundershowers are likely to continue in many places across the state in the next two days.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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