Kalinga TV News Network
Rayagada: At least three persons including an elderly couple were killed and another sustained injury in separate incidents of wall collapse which struck the district on Saturday.
In the first incident, an elderly couple identified as Madhab Loya and Dasamanti Loya of Sulipadar village under Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district was crushed to death after coming under a wall which collapsed and fell on them due to incessant rain in the morning. The mishap took place while the duo was brushing teeth at home.
The deceased couple’s son who also sustained injury during the incident has been admitted to a nearby hospital.
In a similar incident in Kalahandi district earlier in the morning, an elderly woman was killed in Pitaguda village under Junagarh block in a wall collapse. The victim was sleeping in her room when a wall caved in to fell on her. She died on the spot.
Notably, heavy rain which lashed Rayagada and neighbouring Koraput district since last night caused Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express to halt at Tikri Railway Station, as the rail track between Bhalumaska and Rauliguda stations got submerged under rain water.