Kukshi (Madhya Pradesh): Four persons were killed and one seriously injured after a wall of an old house at Kachari Chowk in Kukshi village of Dhar district collapsed on Friday afternoon, the police said.
Those who were killed in the accident were identified as Govind (32), resident of Khedli village, Roop Singh, (35), resident of Plasi village, Rakesh, resident of Plasi village.
One Chain Singh (40), resident of Amlal village who was seriously injured in the incident was referred to Barwani district hospital from Kukshi hospital but died while undergoing treatment. Sub-divisional officer (SDO) Dilip Singh Bilwal confirmed the death.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolences for the departed souls. During the preliminary investigation it was revealed that the house construction work was going on near the old dilapidated house and as a result of the impact of this, the wall of an old house collapsed.
After the incident, chaotic situation prevailed at Kachari Chowk as locals immediately rushed to the spot and began a rescue operation. They evacuated trapped ones by removing the debris.
Local administration staff along with tehsildar Ganpat Davar, police administration staff SDOP Bilwal, Kukshi police station in-charge Malviya and municipal council staff also reached the spot immediately.