Maharashtra: A woman and a minor girl were killed when an old water tank collapsed on them at in Niphad taluka of the Nashik district, police said today. The victims were identified as Jaya Dagadu Sonawane (28) and Vanita Khandu Lahange (12).
Both the victims were washing clothes with the tank water when it suddenly collapsed and the duo got trapped under its debris at Savargaon village here yesterday, an officer at the rural police control room said.
Later, the villagers retrieved both the victims and rushed them to Pimpalgaon health centre where the doctors declared them dead, he said. The bodies were later handed over to their relatives after postmortem, police said. Circle officer R B Borse and village sarpanch Sanjay Kushare visited the spot.