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2 killed, many hurt in Jalandhar building collapse

Last updated on: April 16, 2012 13:28 IST

At least two persons were killed while several others were fear trapped after a three-storey building of a factory collapsed in Focal Point area near Jalandhar, police said on Monday.

 

Nearly 57 people have been rescued from the collapse site till mid-noon, Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Priyank Bharti said, quoting personnel from the fire brigade and army who are engaged in the rescue operation.

 

The entire factory building collapsed at around midnight on Sunday, Bharti said, adding that the cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained.

 

Chief of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Commandant Musaffir said that his personnel has traced two bodies in the rubbles.

 

Efforts are on to extricate the body from the wreckage, he added.


Two persons out of the rescued ones have suffered serious injuries and they have been admitted in the ICU unit of a nearby hospital.

 

There is, however, no confirmation yet on the exact number of people trapped.

 

Intermittent rain is hampering the rescue operation at the accident site where district officials, police and medical teams are also present to overlook the work.

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