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Four children killed in house collapses due to heavy rains

PTI August 19, 2012 22:34 IST
Kathua, Aug 19: Four children of a family were killed when their house collapsed following heavy rainfall in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.

The house collapsed due to heavy rains in Makwal hamlet of Billawar hilly belt early this morning, killing four boys and injuring six other members of the family, officials said.

Bodies of the children have been recovered and injured were hospitalised during a rescue operation by local people and police.

The deceased children have been identified as Mohmad Raiz and Mohmmad Din, sons of Roshan Din, Ali Mohd son of Mohd Akbar and Mohd Sharief son of Saif Ali, they said.