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Tamil Nadu: Boy killed, two others injured in wall collapse in Ramanathapuram

May 14, 2020, 11:17 AM IST

Ramanathapuram: A five-year-old boy was killed, while two others were injured after a wall came crashing down in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as S Jabrirohit, elder son of Sureshkumar-Saranya couple from Gandhi Nagar in Ramanathapuram town. He was studying in a private school in the same locality. 

He, along with a few other boys including Manishkumar from the same area were playing at a church in MSK Nagar. A wall, which was recently constructed near the church, collapsed and came crashing down on the two boys. A 31-year-old woman, Pricilla, too suffered injuries. The three were rushed to Ramanathapuram government hospital, where doctors declared Jabrirohit as brought dead.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered with the Ramanathapuram Police. Manishkumar and Pricilla, who suffered injuries on their legs and head are undergoing treatment. Police said the town was witnessing moderate rain for the past two days and this could have weakened the wall. 

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