2 dead, over 15 army personnel feared trapped after building collapses in Himachal


PTI, Jul 14, 2019, 7:27 PM IST

Shimla: Two people were killed and more than 30, including some Army personnel, are feared trapped under debris of a multi-storey building which collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district Sunday

The Indian Army has been called for rescue operation and four people have been rescued till now, a district official said.

The Army personnel from Dagshai Cantonment rescued four people who sustained multiple injuries, the official said, adding that they were admitted to the nearby Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital.

News agency ANI stated that two bodies were recovered from the spot even as rescue operations are underway.

The multi-storey building, which housed a restaurant located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, collapsed amidst heavy rains in the area, he said. The trapped people reportedly include some Army personnel and their family members, who were on their way to Uttarakhand and had stopped at the restaurant for lunch, he added.

District officials have reached the spot after receiving the information and rescue work is underway, the official added.

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