Gurugram: A four-storey building collapsed in Haryana’s Gurugram during wee hours on Thursday. At least eight persons, including labourers, are feared trapped under the debris, Zee News reported. No casualties have been reported as of yet. Three National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are present on the site, carrying out the rescue operation.
The building was located in Ullawas region of Gurugram (Gurgaon) district in the state. As soon as the information of the incident was received, fire brigades and ambulances were rushed to the spot.
According to the eyewitnesses, there was some construction work underway inside the building during which the building collapsed suddenly.
“NDRF and SDRF teams are present at the spot. The rescue operation is underway. The owner of the building has been traced. Cause of the building collapse can be ascertained only after investigation,” Vinay Pratap Singh, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner, said.
“Building was unstable and was being built without any technical expertise. Almost 150 people are carrying out rescue operations. We are being told that 6-7 people are trapped under the debris but exact number is yet to be ascertained,” Sanjeev Singla, SDM Gurugram, revealed.
In a similar incident on January 4 in Delhi, seven people, including a child, were killed and eight injured after a portion of a factory manufacturing ceiling fans collapsed under the impact of a blast in its furnace in Sudarshan Park.
The deceased were identified as Ramphal (45), Ajay (22), Munger (55), Hanshu (6), Ajay (25), and Rajesh (40).
Fifteen persons were rescued during the 12-hour-long operation and rushed to Acharya Bhikshu hospital. Those injured included, Ankit Gupta, Gangesh, Munna, Manju, Surender, Ashok, Rakesh and Bachhai Patel, the police had said.
Eight vehicles, including four fire-tenders, were rushed to the spot after a call was received at 8.48 PM, stated the Delhi Fire Service.