5 of family dead, 1 injured as roof collapses in Telangana village

Published: 25 October, 2020 13:30 IST | PTI | Hyderabad

"Nine members of the family had gathered to observe the first death anniversary of the head of the family on Saturday. While eight of them were sleeping in one room another slept outside the house. Five women died on the spot," Hussain said

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Five members of a family died on the spot and one person was injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Nagarkurool district's Buddaram village on Sunday, police said.

Shakir Hussain, additional superintendent of police, Nagarkurool, said the rain-soaked mud roof of the house collapsed at around 1 am, resulting in the instantaneous death of three women and two girls.

"Nine members of the family had gathered to observe the first death anniversary of the head of the family on Saturday. While eight of them were sleeping in one room, another slept outside the house. Five women died on the spot," Hussain said.

He said the injured is being treated and the bodies were shifted to a government hospital for autopsy.

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