House collapse in heavy rains in MP claims 7 lives

House collapse in heavy rains in MP claims 7 lives

Sagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Seven members of a family died and three were seriously injured early on Saturday in this Madhya Pradesh district when their house collapsed due to continuous rains, police said.

The family of a handicraftsman in Baniyani Ghat area of Rahatgarh was asleep on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday when their house caved in, the police said.

The collapse resulted in the death of Manu Rani (55), Vikas (18), Vipin (13), Sanjana (10), Kallu (30), Sarla (25) and Tamanna, who was one-and-a-half-years old.

The three injured are in a serious condition in a hospital.

Many districts of Madhya Pradesh have been flooded by continuous rains.

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