Hyderabad building collapse: Five dead, two rescued so far

Telangana Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy and several other leaders and officials rushed to the spot where rescue work is underway.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Updated: December 9, 2016 5:44 pm
building-collapse-759 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner B Janardan Reddy said no body had been recovered so far. (Source: ANI)

Five persons have been killed after an under-construction building collapsed in Nanakramguda in Hyderabad Thursday night, news agency ANI reported. Two persons including a minor boy were rescued from the debris, mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan said.

The building at Nanakramguda collapsed Thursday night and several people were feared trapped inside the under construction structure. Rescue operations are underway since then. “NDRF personnel along with workers of local administration are involved in the rescue operations,” the Mayor told PTI.

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He said the rescue work took time as the way to the collapsed building is narrow. More machines have arrived for the operations, he said, adding some violation of rules have been found in the construction of the building.

The victims, who were rushed to the hospital, hail from Visakhapatnam, Chattisgarh and some of them are local residents, the Mayor said.

Telangana ministers N Narsimha Reddy and P Padmarao, who supervised the operation said that the number of persons trapped inside could not be ascertained and will be known only after the debris is removed.

(With inputs from PTI)

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