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7 Killed as Under-construction Building Collapses in Noida; Several Feared Trapped

Chief Fire Officer Arun Kumar Singh said at least 12 labourers were inside the building at the time of the incident and all of them are feared trapped.

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Updated:July 18, 2018, 10:30 PM IST
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Noida: Seven people have been killed and at least a dozen are feared trapped under the debris of a six-storey under-construction building that collapsed in Greater Noida's Shah Beri village late on Tuesday night.

"Till now seven bodies have been recovered, while four teams have deployed for rescue operations," said NDRF Deputy Commandant RS Kushwaha.




Chief Fire Officer Arun Kumar Singh said at least 12 labourers were inside the building at the time of the incident and all of them are feared trapped. Fire and police officials have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway, Singh said, adding that a National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has also been deployed.

Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida
Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida. (Image: Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and the police to monitor relief and rescue activities along with the NDRF team.

DGP O P Singh has informed the chief minister about the rescue operation being carried out by police and NDRF personnel. "NDRF team, district police and fire personnel are engaged in the operations," Singh said.

The builder and two of his associates have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Meanwhile, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed his condolence to the aggrieved families.



(with inputs from PTI)
| Edited by: Sumedha Kirti
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