Woman Dead, 2 Hurt as Rains Bring Down House in Tiruchy

A woman died and two were injured after a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Lalgudi in Tiruchy district .

Published: 25th July 2015 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2015 03:26 AM   |  A+A-

Lalgudi

TIRUCHY:A woman died and two were injured after a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Lalgudi in Tiruchy district on Thursday.

According to police, Balasubramani (50), a retired armyman of Mariamman koil street at Keezha Anbil near Lalgudi had been residing in an old house, which was built with bricks using limestone.

Since the house was already in a rather dilapidated condition, the ceiling began leaking during the rains that lashed the district late on Thursday evening.

Afraid to sleep inside the house, Balasubramani preferred to sleep on the verandah with his son Shyam (21) while his wife B Ganthimathi (45) and daughters B Monisha (24) and G Gayathri (19) sleept inside the house.

As the rains started pounding, some bricks became loose and began to fall from the ceiling inflicting minor injuries on the three.

Dazed in the middle of their sleep, all the three rushed to the verandah. A little later, Ganthimathi went inside the house to check on the condition of the walls. Just then, an entire portion of the ceiling came crashing down and snuffed the life out of her, said the police.

On information, police personnel from Lalgudi and fire and rescue service team rushed to the spot and retrieved the body after removing the debris. The body was sent to the government hospital in Lalgudi for autopsy.

Police registered a case and are investigating.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp