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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Miracle of Life : rescue team save three year old girl from collapsed bu...

Several people are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on february 1, killing seven people. Rescue workers, armed with gas cutters, special cameras and earthmovers worked overnight to search for survivors and bodies under piles of rubble. A 3-year-old girl was rescued after being trapped under the debris for over 12 hours. According to officials, at least 25 to 30 people are trapped under the debris of the huge six-storey apartment that was being constructed in Kanpur's Jajmau area.

The police have filed a case against local Samajwadi Party leader Mehtab Alam who reportedly owned the building. Mr Alam and his family are on the run. The Kanpur Development Authority said they had served three notices to the builders asking for construction to stop as it did not have the necessary permits yet the construction continued. Early investigation indicates the building had a weak foundation. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who were called in from Varanasi and Lucknow, as well as the Army continued relief and rescue operations through the night to find 18 survivors. "This is a highly insecure building. Wide spaces are not column supported. So it will take time," Alok Kumar Singh, an official of the NDRF, said.


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