Dehradun: Four, including a pregnant woman, dead after house collapses due to heavy rains

Dehradun: Four persons, including a pregnant woman (28), died and two others were injured after their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Chukkuwala area of Dehradun at around 2:30 am on Wednesday, officials said.

Three bodies were recovered during the rescue operations, which were conducted for over six hours, on Wednesday morning. While the pregnant woman succumbed to her injuries during treatment at a local hospital, they added.

“A team rushed to the spot soon after the incident was reported. Initially, three persons, including the pregnant woman, a man (30) and a child (10), were rescued and admitted to a hospital. The woman succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Three more bodies were recovered from the debris, including a woman (37) and a girl (8) and another woman, whose identity is yet to be ascertained,” said Praveen Alok, media in-charge, SDRF.

The deceased have been identified as Kiran (28), Shrishti (8), and Vimla Devi (37). While Sameer Chauhan and Krish have sustained injuries.

“The body of the unidentified woman was found at the end of the rescue operation. She was trapped deep in the debris that was removed by an earthmover,” Alok said.

“The house was old and it collapsed because of intense overnight rains. Two families were living in the house. A man from a family was lucky to escape the accident because he was away at work,” he added.

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