Varanasi: A woman has been killed and three others were severely injured when a mound of earth collapsed upon them while they were digging in Sonebhadra district in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Police said that Bhagwanti, Munni, Dhanvanti and Pramila got buried on Wednesday night under a mound when they were digging in Bhagbanva area under Obra police station.

While Bhagwanti died on the spot, other three were seriously injured.