Nuapada: Leaving a trail of destruction, nor’wester rain claimed the lives of a woman and her daughter at Bhandarpuri village under Sadar block in Nuapada district last night.
The two deceased have been identified as Ganeshi Tandi and her daughter Tulasi Tandi. Ganeshi’s husband Punitaram has been admitted to Nuapda district headquarters hospital (DHH) in critical condition.
Sources said when the family members were sleeping last night, a giant tree got uprooted and fell on the house under the impact of nor’wester rain. While the mother and her daughter were crushed to death, her husband suffered critical injuries.
On receiving information, fire brigade officials reached the spot, rescued Punitaram and admitted him to hospital.