Building collapses in Srinagar, 6 rescued

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Aug 22, 2014 17:02 IST

Police, CRPF and civil defence workers carry out rescue work after a residential house collapses at Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar on Friday. Six People inculding some labourers were injured in the incident. PTI Photo


An old two-storey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar collapsed this morning, police said.

Six people have been extricated from the debris so far. It is not clear how many people are trapped under the debris. Those rescued said there were 10 people working inside when the building came down, police said.
The old building was being razed for new construction when the crane that was being used to pull it down crashed on the building causing it to collapse, police said.

 

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