UP: Roof of under-construction building in Shahjahanpur collapses, many workers feared trappedhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/up-roof-of-under-construction-building-in-shahjahanpur-collapses-many-workers-feared-trapped-5401690/

UP: Roof of under-construction building in Shahjahanpur collapses, many workers feared trapped

The incident occurred in an area under Ram Chandra Mission police station in the district, he said, adding the rescue work has already been started. No death has been reported so far, he said.

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Visual from the site of collapse. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

Several labourers are feared trapped in the debris of an under-construction building whose roof collapsed Sunday, an official said. Sadar Sub Divisional Magistrate Ramji Mishra said, “The roof of an under-construction building of a private inter-college collapsed Sunday when over a dozen labourers were working in it. As a result, many labourers have been trapped in the debris.”

The incident occurred in an area under Ram Chandra Mission police station in the district, he said, adding the rescue work has already been started. No death has been reported so far, he said.

“Nearly a dozen labourers were evacuated from the debris, in which we could still see two to three labourers trapped. JCB machines and cranes have been pressed into service to rescue them,” he said, adding it is difficult to ascertain the exact number of labourers still trapped in the debris.

All the injured persons were sent for treatment to nearby hospitals, the SDM said, adding the rescue work is still going on.