As the 15 feet Compound wall of the Comprehensive College of Education of Kottambasthi at Vijayanagar Colony at 5.30 am today, the adjoining house with asbestos sheet roof on a single room accommodation was crushed under the debris of it. The family members were asleep when the incident occurred that cost three lives and injured two.
Maha Laxmi (22), her son Janardhan (7) and her mother Parvathamma were found dead in the collapsed house. Maha Laxmi’s husband Mavullu (28) and her elder son Srihari (10) were injured who rushed to Osmani Hospital.
GHMC authorities and police responded to remove debris and to shift the injured to the hospital. Police said that the wall became old enough to allow seepage of water into it. The water due to non-stop rains for two days made its way into the wall to damage it and make it crumble.