A baby was among six members of a family killed in a building collapse in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night.
The police said on Saturday that the building in Ilahi Baksh colony under Gangoh police station limits collapsed due to heavy rains.
The deceased have been identified as Faizan (40), his wife Israna (35), their two sons – Faisal (13) and Jainab (one-and-a-half-month-old), and daughters Saina (11) and Rani (9).
A boy, too, was injured in the incident. He has been identified as the couple’s son.
The locals woke up to a loud thud after the building collapsed. The police, with the help of the neighbours, pulled out the family from under the debris and rushed them to hospital.
Mishra said that six of the family members succumbed to their injuries. All the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Three days ago, on 25 July, a portion of a building collapsed in Rasulbagh area of Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi led to the death of one person and injuries to four others.
According to reports, the three-storey building, located in Khoni village, was constructed illegally. It was empty at the time when one of its walls fell on an adjacent chawl trapping the victims.
The Bhiwandi incident came days after a building collapse in Ghaziabad near the national capital left one dead and six others injured. On 17 July, two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shahberi Beri village, killing nine people.
On 23 July, a two-storey residential building near Sealdah’s Baithakkhana Bazar area in Kolkata collapsed killing two and injuring one.
The collapse of the building, identified as a ‘dangerous building’ by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) a couple of years ago, was triggered by heavy rains.