At least seven persons were dead and several others feared trapped after a four-storey building on Thursday collapsed at Ullawas in Haryana's Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi. The incident occurred around 5 am this morning. According to sources, eight persons were residing in the building when the mishap occurred.
"One more body recovered from the site of the building collapse in Ullawas, Gurugram. Death toll rises to 7," the news agency ANI reported.
Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were rushed to spot even as the people remain trapped.
#Haryana: Three NDRF teams rushed to the site of building collapse in Ullawas, Gurugram. More than five people are trapped after a four-storey building collapsed early morning today pic.twitter.com/42P4vlEL7i— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2019
#Haryana: NDRF teams arrive at the site of building collapse in Ullawas, Gurugram. More than five people are trapped after a four-storey building collapsed early morning today. pic.twitter.com/xzmyFKD4vT— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2019
“Rescue teams are still searching for trapped labourers by removing heavy concrete material and iron grills. Efforts are on to save them”, Gurugram Police PRO Subhash Bokan told PTI. “Rescue teams are facing difficulty as they are removing concrete, iron grills, debris. There could be seven people, all labourers, feared trapped”, Isham Singh, a fire officer, told PTI. The incident happened when work was underway to lay the lantern for the fourth floor of the building, he said. Police are on the lookout for the owner of the building, a resident of Ullawas village.