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Surat: 3 women killed, 20 others injured as slab collapses during religious event

Three women died and 20 people were injured when a slab connecting two tenements collapsed at Surat, Gujarat, in the early hours of Monday.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2017 10:07 IST
HT Correspondent
Around 30 people had gathered under a slab connecting two tenements in Surat’s Umarwada Colony when it came crashing down.
Around 30 people had gathered under a slab connecting two tenements in Surat’s Umarwada Colony when it came crashing down. (ANI)

Three women died and 20 people were injured when a slab connecting two tenements collapsed at Surat, Gujarat, in the early hours of Monday.

The deceased have been identified as Rizwanabanu Saiyed, Jamilabi and Samima Sheikh. The injured – some of them children – were rushed to a government hospital for treatment.

According to fire brigade officials, the incident occurred at Umarwada Colony past midnight. Around 30 people, who had gathered there to mark a religious event, were having dinner under a slab connecting two tenements when it came crashing down.

The Umarwada Colony has been identified for redevelopment by the Surat Municipal Corporation.