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Four killed in house collapses in Tripura

IANS  |  Agartala 

At least four tribals, including a child and a woman, were killed early on Friday in mud house collapses in two incidents in West district of after a downpour, officials said.

Parts of Agartala were waterlogged by the heavy rains due to lack of proper drainage.

"Due to heavy pre-monsoon rain and subsequent mudslide, the mud house of a tribal family collapsed in Hezamara, killing three of them on the spot," an of the state's disaster control room said. An eight-year-old boy from the family was injured.

In the second incident in Hezamara, a 55-year-old tribal man died when his mud house collapsed.

visited the area and announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the bereaved families and Rs 1 lakh each for construction of their dwellings.

He also visited waterlogged areas of Agartala.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:34 IST