Wall collapse kills 6 people in Philippines
The wall of a home collapsed and killed 6 people during heavy rains and flooding in the central Philippines.Updated: Aug 30, 2006 12:25 IST
The wall of a home collapsed and killed 6 people during heavy rains and flooding in the central Philippines, police said on Wednesday.
Five members of a family, including three children ages 3, 6 and 7, and the maid were sleeping when a wall dividing their house from a neighbour's collapsed before dawn, letting floodwaters from an overflowing creek to rush into the home, said Superintendent Armando Radoc of the Cebu city police.
Radoc said the victims were staying in the basement while another family lived upstairs.
Police were investigating whether the victims drowned or electrocuted, he said.
First Published: Aug 30, 2006 12:25 IST