Five including four members of a family died due to heavy rain in Patiala

Chandigarh, Jun 11 (PTI) Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed many areas of Punjab and Haryana. In two separate incidents related to these, five people including four members of the same family have died in Patiala, Punjab.

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.

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