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Part of Roof Collapses in Gurugram High-rise, One Dead; CM Khattar Monitoring Rescue Ops

By: News Desk

News18.com

Last Updated: February 11, 2022, 00:08 IST

Rescue teams at work after the roof-collapse incident in Gurugram sector 109. (Image: Twitter/@mlkhattar)

Rescue teams at work after the roof-collapse incident in Gurugram sector 109. (Image: Twitter/@mlkhattar)

The incident took place on the sixth floor of the building where some construction work was going on.

A portion of the roof of an apartment in a Gurugram housing complex collapsed on Thursday. The apartment is located in Chintels Paradiso Housing Complex in Gurugram’s Sector 109 in Haryana. One person has been confirmed dead, while another has been rushed to hospital, and 6-7 people are feared trapped under debris. News18 has learnt that the incident took place on the sixth floor of the building where some construction work was going on.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted that he is personally monitoring the rescue operation, adding that teams from State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into service. “Administrative officials, along with SDRF and NDRF teams are busy in the rescue & relief work after the unfortunate collapse of the apartment roof at the Paradiso Housing Complex in Gurugram. I am personally monitoring the situation and I pray for everyone’s safety,” he wrote.

Gurugram Police personnel at the incident site.

NDRF officer PK Tiwary said that one person has died while another critically injured person has been rushed to a hospital. The building, meanwhile, has been vacated and cordoned off. Skylift is being used to rescue people from the high-rise. The rescue operation is still underway, and NDRF teams, police personnel and firefighters are involved in it. At least 100 rescuers are on the spot.

The collapse occurred on the sixth floor of the building.

The NDRF has brought in a dog squad to sniff out those trapped under the debris.

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first published:February 10, 2022, 20:35 IST
last updated:February 11, 2022, 00:08 IST