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4 dead in C'garh roof collapse, army called

Over 200 others are trapped as the rooftop of a busy vegetable market collapses, forcing authorities to seek army's help in rescue efforts.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 10, 2007 19:42 IST

At least four people died and over 200 others were trapped when the concrete rooftop of a busy vegetable market in Chandigarh collapsed Sunday, forcing authorities to seek army's help in rescue efforts.

At least four people were killed, a senior police official at the spot said, adding that more than 200 people were trapped under the fallen roof.

Police teams and ambulance vans were rushed to the Sector 26 market immediately after the roof came down around 4.30 pm.

Several cranes were employed in removing the debris and efforts were on till the evening to cut the concrete slab.

Chandigarh's civic administration and police authorities called for the help of the army in the rescue and relief operations.