5-Yr-Old Girl Dies In House Wall Collapse In Dhenkanal

**Dhenkanal:** After continuous heavy rainfall, the wall of a house got collapsed killing a five-year-old girl at Gandhia Gunduripasi village in Kamakhyanagar in the district here on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Itishree.

As per reports, the minor girl was sleeping with her parents when a portion of the rain-soaked wall of the house collapsed and fell on her.

Hearing noises, the grandparents and a few neighbours ran to the spot and rushed the child to Sri Ram Community Health Centre (CHC) where the doctors declared her brought dead.

Gondia Tehsildar Barendra Mohanty said, “The RI report has been submitted and we held a meeting on the matter. We will be giving the ex-gratia to the deceased’s family after the approval of SRC”.

Notably, the family’s house had earlier damaged during the super cyclone in 1999 and the State Government had granted an Indira Awas house under Indira Awas Yojana for the family but the house is not yet ready to use. The family therefore were staying in a makeshift thatched house.

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