Superintendent of Police Sandeep Kumar Garg told PTI over phone on Friday that four family members of a migrant laborer living in Saidkhedi village died when a wall attached to their room collapsed. He said that two children were also among the dead.
Inspector Kulwinder Singh, in-charge of Khedi Gandian police station, said that in another incident, a motorcyclist died in Patiala district itself when he took the cover of a container on the side of the road to avoid rain, but due to the tilting of the container, he buried under him.
Significantly, on the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, heavy rains accompanied by strong winds occurred in many areas of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Due to this, trees and electricity poles were uprooted in Patiala and some other places.