5 Killed After 3-Storey Building Collapses in Ahmedabad

Locals have reportedly claimed that the building was almost a century old.

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India
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A three-storey building collapsed in the Banglawali Chali area in Amraiwadi, Ahmedabad, on Thursday, 5 September.

“As many as 20 firefighting vehicles were rushed to the spot for the rescue operation,” said an official of the fire brigade.

Police and local residents joined the operation to rescue the trapped people by removing concrete chunks and other materials.

“People who were injured in the incident were admitted to government-run L G Hospital after they were were pulled out from the rubble by fire brigade, police and local residents who volunteered to help, said officials..”
Police Officials

Locals have claimed that the building was at least a century old. BJP’s Amraiwadi councillor Baldev Desai has also confirmed the same, reported Hindustan Times.

The rescue operation came to an end on Friday morning, officials said.

“Our search and rescue operation ended on Friday morning. Unfortunately, five people have died in the incident. The building was actually a bungalow, built in 1919. Apart from the house owner and their relatives, two or three tenant families were living in it.”
Jayesh Khadia, Divisional Fire Officer

The deceased were identified as Baldev Suri (84), his wife Vimala Suri (80) and their son Rajendra Suri (50); Asha Patel (36) and Shantaben Thakor (80).

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