Ahmedabad: 3-storey building collapses; 1 dead, rescue operations underway
As per the rescue officials, 4 to 5 people are yet to be rescued and are trapped under the debris.
The 3-storey block was in a dilapidated condition. Notably, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation had already the given notice to the people living there to evacuate the building. It has been reported that the building had some cracks and the people were issued a warning regarding the same.
The rescue teams are taking help of sniffer dogs to find out if anyone is trapped under the debris and thereafter bulldozers are being used to remove heavy rocks.
Rajesh Bhatt, the Additional Chief Fire Officer was quoted as saying that there were total 32 flats in the building, notice was already issued and it was vacated. However, it will later be ascertained that how did people enter again.
According to report, two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have left from Gandhinagar for Ahmedabad's Odhav area where the two buildings collapsed earlier on Sunday.
#LatestVisuals from Ahmedabad's Odhav area where a four-storey building collapsed last night. 3 people have been rescued, at least five still feared trapped under the debris. Rescue operation is underway. #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/g2ZEPE2Ka5
— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2018
The people who were rescued alive were immediately rushed to the hospital.
More details on the same are awaited.
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