Child among 9 killed in India wall collapse as rains wreak havoc



Nine persons including three children were killed and four others were injured grievously, when the compound wall of an adjacent plot collapsed on about 10 houses in the old city of Hyderabad late on Tuesday, where torrential rains wreaked havoc till Wednesday morning.

“I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell, resulting in death of nine people and injuring two..” tweeted All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi at around 12.30 am on Wednesday, reports Hindustan Times.

According to assistant commissioner of police, Falaknuma, M A Majeed, the incident happened at around 11 pm, when huge granite blocks of a compound wall and a few boulders fell on around 10 houses.

“Two houses were badly damaged and nine persons died on the spot. They include five victims in one family and four others from different families. Four persons sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment at Owaisi hospital,” he said.

The GHMC disaster management wing personnel, with the assistance of the local police and residents, pulled out the bodies from the debris. Teams of national disaster response force (NDRF) were also pressed into service to help the GHMC teams to check for any survivors.

The capital city of Hyderabad received unprecedented rains in the last 24 hours. The intensity of rains increased after 6 pm and the pounding continued through the night.

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