One Dead As 5-Storey-Building Collapses In Ghaziabad Near Delhi

The building that collapsed was located in Akash Nagar area of the Masuri police station limits.

There are no reports of more people being trapped under the building. (AFP)

Ghaziabad:

A five-storey under-construction building collapsed in Ghaziabad today, killing at least one person and injuring some others, officials said.

The building was located in Akash Nagar area of the Masuri police station limits.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was pressed into service soon after the incident and rescue and search operations were underway, police said.

"So far, we have pulled out one dead body and rescued one person trapped in the debris," a senior NDRF official told PTI.

The Ghaziabad police said in a tweet that some labourers were rescued and sent to a hospital for treatment.

There was no report as yet if there were more people trapped in the collapsed structure.

An Uttar Pradesh government spokesperson said in Lucknow, "Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police of Ghaziabad to visit the site of building collapse and take immediate action for rescue, along with NDRF personnel."

Yogi Adityanath also asked the district authorities to lodge an FIR and take action against the guilty.

The incident comes within a week of a six-storey under-construction building collapsing on another five-storey building in Greater Noida.

The twin-building collapse in Shahberi village had claimed nine lives, including that of a toddler and two women.

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