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Greater Noida buildings collapse LIVE: Three dead; builder and two others arrested

Three bodies have been recovered by the National Disaster Response Force at the site of the building collapse in Greater Noida. Here are the live updates:

By Agencies | Jul 18, 2018 10:25 IST

At least a dozen people are feared trapped under the debris of an under-construction building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village on Tuesday, police said.

Three bodies have been recovered by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Chief fire officer Arun Kumar Singh said at least 12 workers were inside the building at the time of the incident.

Here are the Live updates: 

10:10am IST

Watch: Buildings collapse in Greater Noida

09:45am IST

200 personnel involved in search ops

Around 200 personnel including police, administration and National Disaster Response Force with four earth movers and other machines are engaged in search operations.

09:15am IST

Greater Noida buildings illegally constructed

Both the buildings were illegally constructed, without getting any sanctions from the Greater Noida authority that has the mandate to give permission to such buildings, the police say.

09:10am IST

Search on for ‘missing family’

Police officials say a family shifted into the six-storey building recently. Search operations are on to trace the missing family.

“Locals told that a family moved in the top floor flat of the building. Our teams are tracing the family and labourers, who may have been trapped in the debris,” says BN Singh district magistrate Gautam Budh Nagar district.

08:18am IST

Three people arrested

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, reports ANI. The three include the builder and his two associates. “Two builders, one from Ghaziabad and one from Meerut,owned the two buildings. We are trying to arrest another builder hailing from Meerut,” says BN Singh district magistrate Gautam Budh Nagar district.

07:45am IST

Deputy CM says more feared trapped

“District administration and NDRF teams are engaged in rescue and search operations. Some people are feared trapped in the rubble. Our thoughts are with the families of those who died in the incident,” Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister KP Maurya tells ANI.

07:25am IST

Dog squad deployed at spot

07:15am IST

Three bodies recovered

Bodies of three men have been recovered till now, says RS Kushwaha, deputy commandant of NDRF. Search and rescue operations are still underway.

06:30am IST

Two dead in Greater Noida buildings collapse

Two buildings collapsed last night. Two dead bodies were recovered around 3:00am. Four teams are deployed here. Rescue operations are underway, says RS Kushwaha, deputy commandant of NDRF.