Two buildings — one of them under-construction — collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village Tuesday evening. Nine bodies have been retrieved by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams. The identity of two bodies has been established. Several other persons are feared to be trapped under the rubble and are yet to be located. NDRF and local police are engaged in the relief and rescue efforts. The building is reported to have collapsed at around 08:45 pm.
Chief Fire Officer Arun Kumar Singh was quoted as saying that at least 12 labourers were inside the building at the time of the incident and all of them are suspected to be trapped. DGP O P Singh has been reported to have informed chief minister Yogi Adityanath 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.
Meanwhile, three persons have been arrested in this connection, including the land-owner. FIR has also been lodged against 18 persons, a PTI report said. A magisterial probe has also been ordered.