Eight killed as houses collapse in Ghaziabad

Eight persons were killed and several others injured in separate incidents of house collapse in the district, police said here today.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 19:48 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Eight persons were killed and
several others injured in separate incidents of house
collapse in the district, police said here today.

Five members of a family, including an old woman and
three children, were killed when their house collapsed this
morning after heavy rains in Kuran village, 40 km from here.

The house was in a dilapidated condition and due to
continuous rain it collapsed when the family members were
sleeping, SP (rural) M M Beig said.

Ashma (60), Tahir (50), Samira (12), Taimur (8) and
Fatima (4) were killed while owner of the house Majjid Amir
and two others were injured, he said.

The bodies were taken out from debris and have been
sent for post mortem, Beig said, adding, that compensation
will be given to the kin of the deceased.

In another incident, a wall collapsed on an adjoining
hut in New Alok Colony in Hapur and four persons were buried
under the debris.

The deceased have been identified as Kanti (55) and
her two grand children -- 12-year-old Chanchal and
eight-year-old Shivam, police said, adding that Neetu, 12,
suffered injuries in the incident and was rushed to hospital.

In another incident in Faridnagar, nine houses
collapsed injuring ten persons, sub-divisional magistrate
Gyanender Singh said.

The injured were taken to hospital and the damage will
be assessed for compensation, he said.

Three days ago a woman, Santresh, had died after a
house collapsed in village Shamsherpur near Muradnagar.

PTI