Namita Patel, Lalit Dehury : “Two persons including a woman killed as mud wall collapses in Sambalpur”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy struck in Sambalpur as two individuals, including a woman, lost their lives after being crushed by a collapsing mud wall. The incident occurred in Bijadihi, within the jurisdiction of the Kuchinda police, on Friday. The victims were identified as Namita Patel, a 45-year-old resident of Bijadihi, and Lalit Dehury, a 60-year-old from Kindra village in the Kuchinda sub-division.

According to the police, Namita had hired Lalit, a laborer, to demolish a wall in her house. As Lalit began dismantling the structure, Namita stood nearby to oversee the progress. Unexpectedly, the wall suddenly gave way, burying them under the debris.

The loud crash drew the attention of Namita’s family members, who rushed to the scene. With great effort, they managed to extricate Namita and Lalit from the rubble and immediately rushed them to the Kuchinda sub-divisional hospital in critical conditions. Unfortunately, despite the medical treatment they received, both individuals tragically succumbed to their injuries.

Upon receiving the distressing news, the police promptly arrived at the hospital and took possession of the bodies for postmortem examination. Sources reveal that the wall, being old and weak, collapsed as Lalit attempted to demolish it, leading to the unfortunate accident.

Kuchinda SDPO Amitav Panda confirmed that two cases of unnatural deaths have been registered in connection with the incident. Subsequently, the bodies were handed over to the grieving family members after the completion of the autopsies. As the investigation unfolds, further inquiries are being conducted to shed light on the circumstances surrounding this devastating event.

This incident serves as a grim reminder of the importance of safety precautions during construction and demolition activities. Authorities and individuals alike must remain vigilant and prioritize the well-being of workers and those present at construction sites. The loss of Namita Patel and Lalit Dehury has caused immense grief within the community, and their families are undoubtedly devastated by this tragic turn of events.

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