A woman was killed and four others were injured when the wall of their house caved in due to heavy rains at Yelagoli in Shivapura village in Karkala on Monday night.

The deceased had been identified as Purnima (25). Her husband Sundar (35) and sister Pushpa (22), who were severely injured, had been shifted to Wenlock Hospital in Mangalore for treatment.

Two of Purnima’s children Yashwant (6) and Yakshit (4) suffered minor injuries. Her one-year-old child Yashchit, who was in the cradle, has also survived.

Purnima, her husband Sundar, their three children and Pushpa were sleeping in the room, when the incident took place. Purnima, Sundar, and Pushpa were buried under the debris of the wall. Sundar’s brother-in-law Yogesh was sleeping in the verandah and did not get hurt.

Though Yogesh and others rescued the injured persons and rushed them to the District Government Hospital in Udupi, Purnima died on the way to the hospital. Sundar is a farm worker, while Purnima and Pushpa worked in a petrol bunk. Hebri police have registered a case.

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