Three members of a family, including a child were killed and five others sustained serious injuries after their tiled roof house collapsed on them due to heavy rain at Kammiyanpettai village in the wee hours of Friday.
Police said the incident occurred when the victims were asleep in their house. The mud wall of the tiled roof house was heavily drenched due to heavy rain resulting in the collapse of the house.
The deceased have been identified as N.Mala, her daughter Maheswari and one-year-old granddaughter Dhanashri. The seriously injured persons were admitted to the Government Hospital here. Further investigation is on.