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Ghaziabad Building Collapse: One killed, seven injured; builder 'forced labourers to work despite crack'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 23 Jul 2018, 12:22:46 AM
Ghaziabad Building Collapse LIVE: Five killed, many feared trapped under debris (ANI Photo)

New Delhi:

In a tragic incident, seven people were injured while several others were feared to be trapped under the debris after a five-storey under-construction building collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on Sunday, said District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari.

Rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire department and UP police were rushed to the spot to carry out rescue and search operation.  

All the injured, including two children and as many women, were admitted to a nearby hospital for medical assistance.

Eyewitnesses said that the under-construction building, which was located in the dense Missal Gadi area of Ghaziabad, collapsed suddenly and labourers were working inside when the incident took place.

Labourers working at the building said that they were forced to work despite a crack in the column of the building on Sunday morning. They informed the builder about the crack but he asked them to full the cracks with cement.

This was the second such incident in less than a week in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, a six-storey under-construction building had collapsed on another five-storey building in Greater Noida. The twin-building collapse in Shahberi village had claimed nine lives, including that of a toddler and two women.


#06:10 PM: UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs DM & SSP Ghaziabad to visit the site of building collapse in Ghaziabad, to take immediate action for rescue operations along with NDRF and lodge an FIR and take action against those guilty.

#05:41 PM: Ghaziabad: NDRF team and dog squad are present at the site where a five-storey building collapsed in Missal Gadi. Search and rescue operation are underway. Seven people have been rescued so far. 

#05:30 PM: Prima facie, there seems to be issues with quality of the building. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. 7 people have been rescued and sent to hospital. There is no casualty as of now. Rescue ops are underway: Ritu Maheshwari, Ghaziabad DM on building collapse in Missal Gadi

#05:10 PM: Spot Visuals: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has rescued a person from the site of a five-storey building collapse in Ghaziabad's Missal Gadi. One body has also been recovered by the team.

#04:50 PM: Five-storey under-construction building collapses in Ghaziabad's Missal Gadi area. Several construction workers feared trapped under the debris. UP Police, NDRF teams on spot. Rescue operation underway.

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First Published : 22 Jul 2018, 05:44:04 PM