Lucknow: Nine persons including three women and four children of the same family were killed after a house collapsed in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night.
"The entire family was sitting outside due to a power cut. They were sitting next to the wall of an old abandoned house adjacent to their house when the wall suddenly collapsed. All of them were buried under the debris", Ram Lakhan, a neighbor said.
While the women and the children died on the spot, the two male members succumbed to injuries in the hospital. An inquiry has been ordered by the district administration.