Five houses collapse

In ruins: An old building, which caved in at a narrow street in Koti on Saturday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: Mohd. Yousuf

HYDERABAD: Fives houses collapsed in separate incidents on Friday following incessant rains that continued to lash the city for last couple of days. However, no one was injured in these incidents.

Rain-soaked walls of four houses caved in at Abids and P.S. Nagar near Mehdipatnam. At Koti, four members of a businessman’s family had a miraculous escape when their two-storied building collapsed. Ashok Kumar and his family scampered to safety when the roof started developing cracks and moments later the building caved in. Electronic goods and others articles were damaged in the incident.

Local residents, however, alleged that works carried out by a contractor with a bulldozer was the main reason for development of cracks to houses in the locality. They demanded the officials to stop the work immediately.