Two minors killed, 10 injured in house collapse in Greater Noida’s Dubli
Two sisters, eight and seven years old, were killed and 10 others of their family were injured when their single-storey (ground + 1) house collapsed in Greater Noida’s Dubli village on Monday night.
According to a Yamuna authority official, the building may have been structurally weak and gave way in the rain that fell at around 10 pm.
Police identified the dead as seven-year-old Prachi and eight-year-old Soniya. They were sleeping in their ground floor room with siblings five-year-old Priya and three-year-old Siddhartha, and parents Sujata (33) and Mohanlal (40). Mohanlal’s brother Mukesh (43) , his wife Rajendri (38) and their children 10-year-old Pankaj, eight-year-old Krishna and six-year-old Rakhi were on the first floor. Mohanlal and Mukesh’s father Rishipal (70) lived with Mukesh and owned the building.
“The house was around 15-20 years ago. There was incessant rain on Monday night. The families were sleeping when the house collapsed,” said Jai Prakash, a neighbour.
Neighbours and police rushed to their rescue. Vineet Kumar, Station House Officer, Rabupura police station, said the victims were rushed to a private hospital in Rabupura where Soniya and Prachi were declared brought dead. “They had suffered critical head injuries. Others on the ground floor suffered fractures and head injuries. Mukesh’s family suffered minor injuries and are recovering,” he said. Police have not received any complaint with regard to the incident so far.
The area comes under Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida). A K Arora, deputy general manager (projects), Yeida, visited the spot. “This is an old house. Prima facie, it appears the structure was weak and the girders were not placed well,” he said.
Local MLA Thakur Dhirendra Singh also visited the spot. “The victims have been shifted to Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS). We will talk to the government and facilitate compensation,” Singh said.