Moradabad (UP): Five persons, including four
children, were on Thursday killed when earth caved in while they
were digging the bed of a dry pond at a village in the
A girl was among the four children, in the 7-8 age group,
who died after they came under chunks of loose earth that fell
on them at village Bagha, 15 kms from here, DIG Moradabad
Badri Prasad said.
The fifth victim was a 20-year-old woman, he said.
"Seven people who were seriously injured have been
admitted to different hospitals," he said.
Moradabad District Magistrate S C Sharma said a special
awareness drive will be launched soon to apprise the people of
the dangers associated with digging dry ponds.