Intermittent rainfall: 4 dead, 13 hurt as 2 houses collapse in Greater Noida
Greater Noida: Four persons, including two minor girls, have died while 13 persons have been injured in two separate incidents of houses collapsing in Greater Noida due to intermittent rainfall.
In first incident reported on Monday night around 10 pm from Rabupura area of Greater Noida, a portion of a house in Dubli village collapsed killing two girls on the spot and injuring 10 members of a family including five children. The villagers turned rescuers as they pulled out the injured persons from the debris after the ambulance helpline number failed.
According to police, the deceased have been identified as Prachi (7) and Sonia (9).
Vineet Kumar, Station House Officer of Rabupura police station said that the double storey house collapsed due to continuous rainfall on Monday night.
"The ceiling of the house collapsed due to rainfall in which two minor girls were killed while 12 persons were injured. The victims were trapped under the iron beams from the ceiling. They were rushed to a nearby hospital by other villagers. The injured persons have suffered multiple fractures," said Kumar.
In another incident, two more persons including a seven-year-old child died after a portion of a vacant house collapsed in Sirsa village in Greater Noida. The victims were standing near the wall to protect themselves from rain.
Among the victims were Vishwakarma (7) and Vinod (22) who died in the incident while Harvati (50) was critically injured and has been admitted to the ICU.
Intermittent rainfall throug-hout Monday night and Tuesday morning paralysed life in various parts of the city. Incidents of water logging were reported from various high-rises with their basements getting flooded.
A service road near Ekmurti roundabout in Greater Noida West caved in while the boundary wall of Mayfair market in tech zone-4 also collapsed. However no casualty was reported in these two incident. Apart from this, a cow died and 12 animals were injured after the ceiling of a verandah collapsed in Noida's Chijjarsi area.