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Maharashtra: One killed, 19 injured after roof of building collapses in Solapur

The incident took place around 12.30 pm at the Karmala branch of Bank of Maharashtra when some staff and customers were inside the building.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: July 31, 2019 5:46:57 pm
Local citizens and government agencies launched a rescue operation. (Express photo)

One person was killed and 19 others were injured after the roof of a building housing a bank in Karmala taluka of Solapur district of Maharashtra collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. Local citizens and government agencies took out at least 10 persons safely.

The incident took place around 12.30 pm 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 there were at least 30 persons 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 that injuries of two of 19 persons were of critical nature and they were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit in a local hospital.

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

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