Seven persons, including a woman and four minors, were killed and three others injured when a house collapsed on Saturday in Maihar, Rahatgarh area of the district following incessant rains, police said.
The incident occured in the early hours when the house of one Mehtab Shilpkar (59) at Ward No.7 of Rahatgarh area collapsed amid heavy rains, District Additional Superintendent of Police, Vivek Agrawal said.
The victims were fast asleep when the house collapsed.
The three injured– Mehtab, his son Lakhan (26) and one Mahendra (20)–have been admitted to the district hospital, the ASP added.
Four people have been rescued so far.
The deceased have been identified as Manorani (55), wife of Mehtab, their sons Vikas (18), Nitin (14) and daughter Sanjana (11), besides one Kallu (30) his wife Maya (25) and their daughter Tamanna (18 months).
Further investigations are underway, Agrawal said.