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Wall collapse in Madhya Pradesh kills 7 children, injures 9 people

Khandwa: Seven children were killed and nine others, including adults and minors, were injured in neighbouring Burhanpur district when the boundary wall of a religious place collapsed due to heavy rains, police said.

 Wall collapse in Madhya Pradesh kills 7 children, injures 9 people

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The mishap occurred last night when the 40-feet high boundary wall of a gurudwara, situated in Daulatpura area, collapsed following heavy rains trapping people sleeping in a number of huts constructed nearby, Shikarpura police station in-charge Ajit Tiwari told reporters.

Among the injured, the condition of two was serious and they were referred to Indore, he said adding that the others were undergoing treatment in the district hospital.

The deceased were identified as Jainub Altaf (15), Usman Altaf (11), Mohsin Altaf (13), Asma Hafiz (02), Manisha (1) Sannisa (4 months) and Afreen (6 months).

The victims belonged to four different families, he said.

A case has been registered in this regard and further investigations are on, police added.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2014 15:23:21 IST

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