Karnataka

Couple and their grandson buried alive as 80 ft chimney collapses

Prime News, State (Kolar), October 4:-Three persons, including a couple and their grandson were killed on the spot when a 80-feet chimney of an old brick factory collapsed on their thatched home at Rajpet in KGF taluk of this district today.

Police said the chimney collapsed after it was drenched in the recent heavy rains.

The victims who had built their thatched structure next to chimney died on the spot.

The dead were identified as Sukur Sahib (60), Fatima (50) and Fayaz (50).

Sukur Sahib and Fathima along with their daughter in-law Ayesha were working in the brick factory at J K Puram. The couple and their grandson slept in the factory while Ayesha slept in a relative’s house nearby.

The chimney reportedly collapsed at around 3.30 am killing all the three on the spot. The incident came to light when Ayesha went to the factory in the morning. She had filed a complaint with the Andersonpet police station.

Police have booked a case against the brick factory owner.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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