Nabarangpur: In a tragic incident, a nine-year-old boy was allegedly killed in a wall collapse incident in Kubdadihi village under Raighar police limits in Nabarangpur district today.
The deceased boy has been identified as Akash Gond.
According to reports, Akash and his family were very poor and were residing in a tiny ramshackle house. After having their dinner on Monday the family went to sleep.
Following incessant rains in the area over the last few days, the battered wall of the decrepit house suddenly caved in today morning while the family was in its slumber.
The entire family was buried under the rubble. While other family members escaped with minor injuries, Akash succumbed.
Raighar police have initiated an investigation into the matter.
A pall of gloom has descended in the area following the incident.