Four children killed, mother injured in house collapse

Four children were killed and their mother injured when a portion of their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Nekpur Chaurasi area, police said on Thursday.

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2010, 16:24 PM IST

Farukkhabad: Four children were
killed and their mother injured when a portion of their house
collapsed due to heavy rains in Nekpur Chaurasi area, police
said on Thursday.

A woman and her four children, including two sons and
an equal number of daughters, were buried alive when the roof
of the house collapsed last night due to heavy rains in the
district, they said.

The victims were taken out from the debris by the
locals and rushed to a hospital where four children were
declared brought dead by the doctors, police said, adding that
the condition of the woman was said to be critical.

The district administration has announced an ex-gratia
of Rs four lakh to the kin of the dead children.

PTI