Four die in Orissa house wall collapse

October 27th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Four members of a family, including a boy, died and one sustained critical injuries after a wall of their house collapsed early Wednesday in Orissa’s Ganjam district, police said.

The family was asleep when the accident occurred at about 1.30 a.m. in Baurisahi village, some 230 km from here.

“A middle-aged woman and her 10-year-old son died on the spot. Her 65-year-old father and 60 year-old mother died in the hospital,” inspector in charge of the local police station Paramananda Sahu told IANS.

The woman’s husband - the house owner - was rescued. He suffered critical injuries.

The wall was an old one and in dilapidated condition, Sahu said.

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