Four children died in their sleep after a wall collapsed in Chandra Pura village under Civil Lines police station limits in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah on Wednesday night, PTI reported. According to District Magistrate (DM), Avnish Kumar Roy, the children’s 70-year-old grandmother Chandini Debi and five-year-old sibling were injured in the incident. They have been admitted to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Joint Hospital for treatment.
The deceased have been identified as Singhu (10), Abhi (8), Sonu (7) and Arthi (5).
“Four siblings, three boys and one girl have died and the family will be compensated as per norms,” ANI reported quoting Roy.
Senior officials said on Thursday that the incident occurred following continuous rains in Etawah for the past 24 hours.