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Vishakapatnam Building Collapse: 3 dead, 6 injured

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 March 2023, 11:52 IST
Vishakapatnam Building Collapse

Visakhapatnam: At least three persons, including two children, were killed and six people were injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Ramajogi Peta near the Collectorate in Visakhapatnam in the early.

Girl Saketi Anjali (15) died on the spot after getting trapped under the debris of the building. Two bodies were recovered from the debris. The bodies were shifted to King George Hospital.

Six people were rescued from the debris and taken to KGH Hospital.

Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Ch. Srikanth told ANI, "An incident of house collapse was reported last midnight. Police rescued 6 people while 3 succumbed, which includes 2 children. Prima-facie evidence shows that the neighbour had dug up the adjacent land for the foundation, due to which this house's foundation got weak. Even yesterday, he was getting a borewell dug in the adjacent land. A case has been registered and a & probe is underway".

"Information was received that there are a total of 9 people in the building. Among them, three people died and six others were taken to KGH Hospital for treatment," the police commissioner said. Earlier today a three-storey building collapsed in Delhi's Rohini, police said. Officials said they received a fire call about a house collapse around 1:45 am on Thursday. A rescue operation is underway, they said.

First published: 23 March 2023, 11:52 IST