Keonjhar, Oct 24 (LocalWire): A fifty-year-old tribal man died and two others were injured after a mud hut collapsed due to heavy rains on Wednesday night at Mishramala village under Harichandanpur tahasil of Keonjhar district about 45 kms from here.
Makara Munda died on the spot while his wife Sambari Munda and their son-in-law Muna Munda were admitted in Keonjhar district headquarter hospital for treatment.
After primary treatment Muna was released from hospital.
According to sources Makara, his wife and Muna were sleeping when their mud house collapsed and they were trapped under the mud wall.
After hearing the sound, villagers rushed to the spot and rescued Makara, Sambari and Muna.
On the way Makara succumbed to his injuries in the ambulance.
Suranjita Behera, district emergency officer, confirmed the incident and said ‘the Tahasildar will provide assistance and compensation will be paid as per law.’
Despite several rural housing projects implemented to provide houses to poor Makara had not got a house and were forced to live in a mud house raising questions on the success of these projects.