Rourkela: In a tragic incident, two minor girls were killed and their mother sustained critical injuries after a wall of their house collapsed on them while they were asleep in Malgodown area Uditnagar police limits here late last night.
The deceased have been identified as Sujata (7) and Soumya (5).
When the trio was sleeping, a mud wall of their house suddenly collapsed and fell on them at around 3 AM. The woman managed to come out and screamed for help, following which a few neighbourers rushed to the spot to rescue the two children. However, the two girls had died by the time they were taken out of the debris.
The mother of the two children, who had sustained critical injuries in the wall collapse, was later rushed to hospital.
Meanwhile, police have reached the spot and started investigation into the incident.