Six persons were killed and 16 others injured when a three-storey house collapsed here, officials said on Thursday.

The dilapidated building at Ishwarpura locality collapsed on Wednesday night, killing the house owner and five others.

The district administration has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 each to next of kin of the deceased and Rs 2,000 each for the injured.

Five of the seriously injured persons have been referred to a Jabalpur Hospital for treatment.