Moradabad: Five dead, seven injured as earth caves in
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 19:19
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 district.

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.


First Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 19:19

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