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District Revenue Officer hands over relief cheques to survivors

Six persons of a family were sleeping in the house at Ramamoorthi Pudur in Salem when the accident occurred .- Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan
Six persons of a family were sleeping in the house at Ramamoorthi Pudur in Salem when the accident occurred .- Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

Three members of a family were killed when the walls and roof of their house collapsed early on Wednesday. The accident took place at Ramamoorthi Pudur in Salem.

The deceased were identified as Srinivasan (60), his daughter Janaki (25), and granddaughter Nandhini (9).

According to the Ammapet police, six persons were sleeping in the house when the accident occurred. Srinivasan, who ran a handloom unit in his house, was residing along with his wife Kalyani (45), daughter Janaki and grandson Sanjay (8).

The couple’s son Dhanapal, his wife Malliga, and daughters Dhivya (10) and Nandhini (9) lived in another house in the same locality. On Tuesday night, the two girls had slept in their grandparents house.

Since there was no power supply till 3 a.m., the fire and rescue services personnel and neighbours removed the debris with the minimum available light.

The children Sanjay and Dhivya escaped with minor injuries, while Srinivasan’s wife Kalyani suffered injuries on her hip and legs.

She has been admitted to Salem Government Hospital.

Ammapet Police have registered a case.

Meanwhile, the District Revenue Officer, S. Selvaraj, handed over cheques for Rs. 4.5 lakh from the natural calamity fund to survivors of the house collapse. He also gave away a cheque for Rs. 5,000 to Kalyani as relief for the loss of her house.

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