5 dead, 4 injured after Meerut house collapses due to heavy rainfall

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Meerut
  • Updated: Mar 13, 2016 12:35 IST
Five people have died and a further four critically injured after a building collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district due to heavy rainfall in the region. (HT Photo)

Five people have died and a further 4 injured after a building collapsed Meerut’s Kuri village collapsed due to heavy rainful in Uttar Pradesh.

The house belonged to Vijaypal Singh, a farmer, who was sleeping along with the rest of his 8-member family when it collapsed.

Singh, his daughter-in-law Suman, his grandchildren Mayank and Khushi as well as another family member all died. Suman was pregnant

The double-storey building collapsed on Sunday morning after more than a day of continuous rainfall in Uttar Pradesh.

Villagers rescued the surviving members of the family from the rubble, one of whom is currently in a critical condition.

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