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3 Family Members Killed as 4-Storey Building Collapses in Kolkata

The building collapsed at central Kolkata’s Burrabazaar area.

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The scene outside the collapsed building in Burrabazaar, Kolkata.
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A four-storey dilapidated building in central Kolkata's Burrabazaar area, the biggest wholesale hub of eastern India, collapsed on Tuesday, killing three members of a family. The three victims – an aged couple and their middle-aged daughter – were trapped inside a room when the building collapsed, the police said.

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  • At least three person were killed and three others critically injured after a building collapsed in Kolkata’s Burrabazaar area
  • According to reports, no one else was buried under the debris
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation workers were deployed at the site
5:18 PM , 05 Sep

Death Toll Rises to 3

According to ANI, the death toll in the building collapse has risen to three.

1:37 PM , 05 Sep

Building Was Allegedly Marked as "Dangerous"

3 Family Members Killed as 4-Storey Building Collapses in Kolkata
(Photo Courtesy: ANI Screen grab)

The building in question was allegedly marked as “dangerous”. The area was cordoned off and the building evacuated.

(Details are awaited.)

(With inputs from ANI)

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1:10 PM , 05 Sep

1 Dead in Burrabazaar Building Collapse

One person was killed in the building collapse in central Kolkata's Burrabazar area on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Tara Prasanna Saha, a 94-year-old.

Sobha Rani Saha (84) and her daughter Beauty (56) were critically injured in the mishap. The injured have been transferred to a hospital for treatment.

The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained. According to reports, Kolkata Municipal Corporation workers have been deployed at the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

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Published: 05 Sep 2017, 1:10 PM IST
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