Updated: October 10, 2021 7:31:56 am
Two persons died after a portion of an old residential building collapsed in north Kolkata’s Jorasanko area on Saturday evening. Police said the top-floor balcony of the decrepit building on Rabindra Sarani suddenly gave way during heavy rainfall, leading to the mishap.
One of the victims was a 20-year-old man, who was driving by the building on a scooter around 7pm when the balcony caved in. The other victim was a 47-year-old pedestrian. Their names couldn’t be ascertained till the filing of this report. Both were stuck under the rubble and were declared dead on being rushed to a nearby hospital.
According to sources at Jorasanko police station, two more persons were also injured in the incident. They were admitted to Calcutta Medical College.
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