Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: A man died and his wife sustained critical injuries after the wall of their house at Bedasahi village in Panchupali panchayat under Ghasipur block in Keonjhar district collapsed following incessant rains.

The deceased identified as Bhaskar Dehuri died on spot while his wife, Tilottama Dehuri was rushed to Anandapur hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

Her condition is stated to be stable now, reports said. The incident took place on late Monday night when the couple was fast asleep inside their house.

"I rushed to the spot after hearing a loud sound and with the help of some neighbours, we shifted injured Titottama to hospital. However Bhaskar succumbed to his injuries soon after the mishap," informed a local.