Doda, July 14, CNS: Three members including a minor of a family were killed due to house collapse, after the incessant rainfall in the Tanta village of Doda district in Chenab Valley of Jammu and Kashmir.
Official sources told CNS that the incident occurred when the dilapidated house of one Muhammad Abbas collapsed resulting in the death of three family members. The house owner Muhammad Abbas his wife Tasleema Begum (26) and daughter Aaliya Banoo (4) were buried alive under the debris.
The locals who launched a rescue operation shortly after the incident managed to retrieve all the three bodies from the debris.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others expressed grief over the incident.
Conveying his condolence to the bereaved family, Azad has prayed Almighty Allah for granting solace to the departed souls and courage to the family of the deceased to bear with the loss.
He expressed solidarity with the family and urged the government to provide assistance to all those, whose houses have been damaged due to torrential rains. (CNS)