Historical site 'Ambarkhana' collapse due to heavy rain

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Bijapur, Aug 26 (UNI) Following heavy rains that lashed the city last night, 'Ambarkhana', a 500-year-old historical monument, collapsed killing two persons living in a shed built next to it.

Police said big bounders used to build the monument came rolling down amidst heavy rains last night crushing to death Ashok Sidramappa Dhotaragavi(42) and his daughter Sudha (14). They were fast asleep in their shed made of tin sheets next to the structure.

Assistant Commissioner Y S Patil and Tahasildar S S Nagathan visited the spot early this morning took stock of the situation. A solatium of Rs two lakhs was announced by the official to the kind of the two persons who died in the incident.

Golgummaz police have registered the case.

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