It had been raining in several parts of Karnataka over the past few days and the residents of HD Kote taluk in Mysuru would probably not have anticipated the danger lurking in their neighbourhood.
On Wednesday morning, the compound wall of a house collapsed on a 7-year-old boy child, killing him on the spot.
Sandesh, a Class 2 student was buried alive after the wall of his neighbour's house collapsed, trapping him in the debris.
According to reports, the incident occurred at 7 am, when Sandesh was returning from his uncle's house nearby.
The Times of India quoted HD Kote tahsildar M Nanjundaiah as saying that the incessant rains over the past few days had made the rainwater to seep beneath the wall made of bricks and sand. The wall had in turn become weak and subsequently caved in.
Sandesh's family will reportedly receive a compensation of Rs 5 lakh.
The rains in the last week of May this year, had proven fatal to one person, when the wall of a BBMP building collapsed in Johnson Market in Bengaluru. While this accident killed one person, it also left a boy critically injured.
Earlier in July, a 2-year-old child had died after a compound wall collapsed on him following heavy rains in Surguja district of Raipur.