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Solapur: One dead, 19 injured as bank building slab collapses

Local citizens and government agencies managed to rescue around 10 people trapped inside. Among those injured, the condition of two people is serious.

Solapur, building slab collpase According to police, the incident took place around 12.30 pm at the Karmala branch of Bank of Maharashtra. (Photo: Express)

One person was killed and 19 others injured after the slab of a building in Karmala taluka of Solapur district crashed on Wednesday. Local citizens and government agencies rescued around 10 people trapped inside.

According to the police, the incident took place around 12.30pm at the Karmala branch of Bank of Maharashtra, when staff and customers were inside the building. The bank is located on the first floor of the two-storey building.

Vishal Hire, deputy superintendent of police for Karmala, said, “When the slab collapsed, at least 30 persons were present inside the building. All the people trapped have now been taken out with the help of local citizens and other government agencies. One person, a bank staffer, has died in the mishap while 19 others are being treated for injuries. At least 10 persons were taken out safely. A probe will be launched into the incident.”

Police said injuries of two of 19 people were of critical nature and they were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit in a local hospital.

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Karmala town is located around 125 kilometres from Solapur city and 160 kilometres from Pune.

First published on: 31-07-2019 at 02:30:00 pm
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