Hyderabad: Five members of a family died on the spot and one person was injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Telangana on Sunday, police said. Also Read - Over 30 Monkeys Poisoned to Death, Stuffed in Gunny Bags; Police Initiate Probe

Shakir Hussain, Additional Superintendent of Police, Nagarkurool, said the rain-soaked mud roof of the house collapsed at around 1 am, resulting in the instantaneous death of three women and two girls in Nagarkurool district’s Buddaram village. Also Read - Diwali Gift: Telangana Govt Waives 50% Property Tax to Ease Financial Struggles of People

“Nine members of the family had gathered to observe the first death anniversary of the head of the family on Saturday. While eight of them were sleeping in one room, another slept outside the house. Five women died on the spot,” Hussain told PTI. Also Read - Depressed Over Dubbak Bypoll Result, TRS Supporter Ends Life

He said the injured is being treated and the bodies were shifted to a government hospital for autopsy.

Telangana witnessed unprecedented downpour last week, resulting in at least 50 deaths in rain-related incidents.