Mother and son died when wall collapsed
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Mother and son died when wall collapsed

Jul 09, 2024 | 06:35am IST

Neura Tragedy: Mother and son die as wall collapses

The deceased were identified as Maria Rodrigues and her son Alfred Rodrigues; the incident occurred at around 3:45 p.m.
Mother and son died when wall collapsed

Herald Team

PANJIM: In a tragic incident, a 70-year-old woman and her 51-year-old son were killed when the wall of their house in Neura collapsed due to incessant downpours that have been lashing the state for the past two days.

According to police, the deceased were identified as Maria Rodrigues and her son Alfred Rodrigues. Firefighters and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and pulled the bodies from the rubble.

Speaking to O Heraldo, a police officer attached to the Agasaim police station said the incident occurred at around 3:45 p.m. “The house where the deceased were staying was in a dilapidated condition. The residents were at home when the incident occurred,” the officer said. Alfred’s wife died some time ago, while his brother and children were not at home when the incident occurred. “Both were buried under the rubble and were found by locals,” the official said.

A case of unnatural death has been registered under Section 194 of the BNSS (Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita), the officer added.

Pandurang Kankonkar, non-commissioned officer, Old Goa Fire Station, told O Heraldo that they received a call that a house had collapsed and two persons were trapped inside. “We were on another emergency call at Dulapi-Corlim and immediately rushed to the spot after receiving information that two persons were trapped due to a house collapse at Mandur. When we reached, Alfred Rodrigues was rushed to Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim in an ambulance. We then shifted Maria Rodrigues to GMC as well,” Kankonkar said.

The crew participating in the rescue operation included Sunny Gaude, Sunil Jalmi, Ramesh Virdikar Bhiva Gawas, Rajesh Chari, Anil Kholkar, Pritam Kalangutkar and Uddesh Gawas.