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5 members of family crushed to death as roof collapses

Five members of a family, comprising three generations, were crushed to death in their sleep when the roof of their house collapsed following heavy rains, on Sunday, in Beed district, police said.

mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2010 02:39 IST
IANS

Five members of a family, comprising three generations, were crushed to death in their sleep when the roof of their house collapsed following heavy rains, on Sunday, in Beed district, police said.

The incident occurred around 5.30 a.m. in Teegaon village, said Masood Khan, investigating officer of Wadvani police station.

“The house was old and in a dilapidated condition. The torrential rains in the past couple of days led to the tragedy,” Khan said.

The deceased have been identified as Narayan Raosaheb Shendge (80), his grandson Nandkishore (30), granddaughter-in-law Meena (28), great-grandchildren Disha (6) and Sambhaji (2).

Khan said local villagers helped clear the debris and retrieved the bodies.

The number of rain-related deaths has crossed 60 across the state in the past 10 days.

First Published: Jun 21, 2010 02:38 IST