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Seven died and one trapped after a building collapses in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Seven people killed while one is trapped following a four-story building collapsed in Gurugram’s Ullawas on Thursday. A rescue operation to release the trapped from the crash site is in the process, said police.

Authorities have ordered bulldozers to clear the debris from the site, while Haryana fire service officials are trying to pinpoint the area where the people are trapped.

The rescuers while interacting with the leading news channels shared that the possible cause of the collapse of the building in Ullawas is not yet known. The building was 12 km from the popular Cyber Hub, and it crashed down around 5 am, the rescuers told the media.

“Seven bodies have been retrieved from the accident site so far. The rescue teams are still on the job,” an NDRF spokesperson said.

There have been reports that the fourth floor of the building was under construction and there is a possibility that people trapped in the debris could be laborers who were working on the fourth floor. Approximately 20 tenants including security guards who were said to be working at nearby sectors were living in the building, the reports added.

Local sources say that Gurgaon police at sector 65 police station has registered an FIR against landowner and contractor under section 304A, which is death due to negligence. The officials are looking for the owner of the building who is a resident of Ullawas village, sources added.

“Rescue teams are facing difficulty as they are removing concrete, iron grills and debris. There could be seven people, all laborers, feared trapped,” fire officer Isham Singh told one of the leading news channels during the early hours of the operation.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Ghaziabad and Dwarka have joined the rescue operations. Besides this, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar has announced 3 lakh each for the family of those who died in the building collapse in Ullawas.

 

 

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Alok Pratap Singh

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