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Woman, two children buried alive as roof collapses yet again

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, August 16, 2013
First Published: 19:38 IST(16/8/2013) | Last Updated: 19:42 IST(16/8/2013)

A woman and her two children died after the roof of the room, where they were sleeping, collapsed due to heavy downpour at Gurbaksh Colony on Bahadurke road here on the intervening night of August 14 and 15.


The deceased have been identified as Sunita Rani (25) and her two sons Shivam (5) and two-and-a-half-year-old Satyam.

Hailing from Chakra village of Banda of Uttar Pradesh, the family had migrated to Gurbaksh Nagar only three months ago.

The woman was alone with her two children, as her husband, Kamal, had gone to the factory as he works in night shift. The villagers came to know about the incident on Thursday morning, when the rain stopped.

Kamal said that the family used to live in a shanty, but from the past week, he said his wife and children used to sleep in the motor room built by a farmer in his farms as they were scared of a mysterious gang carrying out thefts in the region. He said the roof of the room collapsed and his wife and two children got buried alive.

Ruby, a resident of the village, who witnessed the catastrophe, said she used to tie her three goats in the same room at night. On Thursday at around 7.30am, when she went to the room to get her goats back, she saw that the roof of the room had collapsed. She raised an alarm following which the villagers initiated the rescue operation.

The three goats were rescued, but unfortunately Sunita and her sons could not be saved.


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