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Three dead as buildings collapse in Greater Noida

Jul 18, 2018 13:52 IST
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At least three bodies have been recovered after two adjacent buildings collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shahberi village on Tuesday. Several others are feared to be trapped under the debris. The incident occurred around 10pm in Shahberi village when a five-storey building collapsed on an adjacent under-construction building. Four National Disaster Response Force teams and a dog squad are at the spot. Both the buildings are reported to be five storeys high. Taking cognisance of the incident, chief minister Yogi Adityanath instructed top state officials to ensure speedy rescue and relief operation. Rescue teams have swung into action to evacuate people from nearby buildings. The debris is being cleared to find out if anyone was trapped inside. The 8th Battalion of The National Disaster Relief Force was brought in from Ghaziabad to assist in the rescue operations.