Cuncolim, July 18 -- The house in which great historian and author George Mark Moraes was born and spent his childhood collapsed on Friday July 17, due to incessant rains.

The house at Bencleanwado, Cuncolim was in a dilapidated condition for many years and was crumbling down in phases. The ceiling of the house had collapsed in last rains due while the remainder of the house crumbled today.

Sources told media that some distant relatives of the late George Moraes were claiming their right on the property and sell it. Locals had made an appeal to Cuncolim Municipal Council to acquire the said house and property to construct a children park on the name of George Moraes.

Locals have questioned why the state administration and local civic b...