Five killed in Uttarakhand building collapse

At least five people were killed in a building collapse here on Thursday.

Pauri (Uttarakhand): Five members of a family were killed and one was injured when the roof of their house collapsed after heavy rains in Merha village of Pauri district here, police official said on Thursday.

38-year-old Ranbir Lal, his three minor daughters and a son were killed on the spot when the roof of their house caved in upon them last night after heavy rain, Pauri SP Ajay Joshi said.

Lal's 32-year-old wife Usha Devi who sustained serious injuries in the incident has been admitted to a nearby hospital, he said.

Intermittent rains have been continuing in many parts of the state for the past few days.

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