Heavy rains in parts of Gujarat: 3 of family killed in wall collapse; 1 dead in lightning strike

Rain or thundershowers were reported in 91 talukas of Gujarat in the 24-hour period ending at 6 am on Monday, as per the State Emergency Operations Centre

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Three members of a family were killed after a wall of their house collapsed following heavy rains in Gujarat's Morbi district, police said on Monday.

The incident took place late Sunday night when the victims were sleeping in their house in Sundaribhavani village under Halvad taluka of the district.

The victims - a woman, her husband and the latter's brother - suffered serious injuries when their house wall collapsed, and died on the spot. They were in the age group of 25 to 30 years, an official from Halvad police station said.

After being alerted by some villagers, police reached the spot and sent the bodies to a hospital in Morbi for postmortem, the official said.

In another incident, a woman was killed after being struck by lightning in Jhikiyari village of the district on Sunday evening, another official said.

Rain or thundershowers were reported in 91 talukas of Gujarat in the 24-hour period ending at 6 am on Monday, as per the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC).


Eleven talukas in districts like Mahisagar, Junagadh, Amreli and Dahod recorded 25 mm to 75 mm rainfall, it said.

In Morbi district, Halvad, Vankaner and Tankara talukas received showers, as per the SEOC data.

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