Couple dies as roof collapses in Amritsar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 12

A couple died after the roof of their house collapsed due to high-velocity winds and rain that lashed this part of the region last night.

The deceased have been identified as Ravinder Singh (33) and Harpreet Kaur (27), both residents of Dhapai Road.

They were sleeping, when the roof collapsed. On hearing the noise, the neighbours came out and tried saving them. However, they could not be saved. The police also reached the spot.

According to information, Ravinder Singh used to work as a welder and was the only earning hand in the house. He has left behind his parents, younger brother and two sisters. He was married to Harpreet Kaur around a year ago. Harpreet was five months pregnant.

MLA Raj Kumar Verka visited the bereaved family members and offered his condolences. He said the Punjab government would give Rs2 lakh as compensation to the victims’ family. He gave Rs20,000 from his pocket as immediate relief. He said the administration would also help in repairing the house of the deceased.

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