Nuapada: A woman was killed and her five-year-old daughter sustained critical injury after a wall collapsed and fell on them in Lakhana Colonypada area under Komna block in the district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Lalita Rout, wife of Uddhav Rout of Colonypada.
The mishap took place at around 11.30 PM in the night while the victim duo were asleep inside an under construction house which Uddhav had been allocated under a government scheme a few months ago. It is suspected that heavy rain which lashed the area for last couple of days had weakened the wall as a result of which it crumbled.
Lalita died on the spot after the wall caved in and fell on her. The child was rushed to Nuapada DHH in critical condition by neighbours where she is out of danger now.
Police have registered a case of unnatural death in the incident and intimated the matter to the deceased’s husband who works in Bengaluru and was away from home during the mishap.