Two people including a seven-year-old girl were killed and nearly 28 injured after a portion of the terrace of a one-storey building collapsed on Friday in Telanganaâ€™s Nizamabad. The deceased also include a 30-year-old woman.
The incident took place at Aalur village in Nizamabad, nearly 190 kms away from Hyderabad.
According to police, the incident took place when the villagers had gathered to watch the celebrations of Gandi Maisamma, an annual ritual before Dasara.
Visuals showed people on the terrace watching the celebrations, when suddenly a portion of the floor collapses, causing a number of people to fall one-storey down.
Police said that almost 30 people had gathered on the terrace of the building, which was reportedly weak. The old structure couldnâ€™t withstand the pressure and a portion of the terrace collapsed, killing 30-year-old Yashoda and seven-year-old Harika, who succumbed immediately, police said.
Harikaâ€™s sister eight-year-old Harini is also critical and is being treated in a hospital in Nizamabad.
The tragedy has shaken the village, which had grand plans for the festival.