Ahmedabad: Four-storey building collapses, 5 feared trapped, 6 injured
Around 5-6 people are feared to be trapped after two blocks of a four-storey building collapsed in Ahmedabad's Odhav area on Sunday, reports ANI. 6 were injured. Top officers of Ahmedabad Fire & Emergency Services were rushed to the spot. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani asked collector Vikrant Pandey to send NDRF teams for the rescue. Pandey said neighboring apartments were evacuated as a precaution.
Municipal corporation vacated houses two days ago, some continued living
The houses were allotted by the government under the Economically Weaker Section housing scheme in 1991. The housing complex had 32 houses and around 150 people lived in it. Earlier, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) issued notices to the residents for evacuation. While most vacated two days ago, some continued living in the houses, it has been reported.
Rescue operations will take 3-4 hours, tells NDRF official
An NDRF official said 3 people have been rescued so far. He revealed that 4 teams are carrying the rescue task, one team is in standby in Vadodara. He said rescue operation will take at least 3-4 hours. Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja said, "Municipal corporation, state government, NDRF and fire brigade teams are carrying out rescue operations. All required machinery will be deployed."
A dog squad is present at the spot
3 people rescued. 5-6 still feared trapped. 4 teams are here. One team on standby in Vadodara. Dog squad is also here. We are using various equipment to rescue people. Rescue operation will take at least three-four more hours: Second in Command, 6th Bn NDRF Gandhinagar #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/2NcMGx1Vz7— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2018