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Sambhal cold storage collapse: Eight people die, eleven rescued

Sambhal Cold Storage Collapse: The roof of a potato cold storage in the Chandausi area of Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal fell yesterday, killing eight persons. Rescue activities are being carried out by teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). So far, eleven people were rescued. Moradabad DIG Shalabh […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Mar 17, 2023 10:50 IST
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Sambhal Cold Storage Collapse
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Sambhal Cold Storage Collapse: The roof of a potato cold storage in the Chandausi area of Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal fell yesterday, killing eight persons. Rescue activities are being carried out by teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). So far, eleven people were rescued.

Moradabad DIG Shalabh Mathur verified the fatality toll, as per news agency ANI. The DIG said, “Eight individuals died in the tragedy and 11 people were rescued. More people have gone missing. We are attempting to access the basement of the building.”

Sambhal Rescue Operation

Image Credits: ANI

Search for victims trapped in debris continues, according to DM

DM Sambhal Manish Bansal stated that authorities were searching for individuals trapped beneath the debris using sniffer dogs. He stated that the NDRF is using sniffer dogs to locate the captive individuals. On Friday morning, we boosted our force.

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Chakresh Mishra, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sambhal, stated that an FIR has been filed against the owner. He stated that an FIR has been filed against the proprietor of the cold storage facility as well as two others.

“Four persons have been held for questioning. The major accused has escaped and is being sought. Only when we remove the rubble will we be able to determine the true cause of the building’s collapse,” said SP Mishra.

‘Cold storage was in bad condition’

According to officials, the event occurred at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. Before, it was reported that the godown was already in disrepair. The proprietors have been identified as Ankur Agarwal and Rohit Agarwal, according to officials. According to Moradabad DIG Shalabh Mathur, the police have filed a complaint against both owners.

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“An FIR has been filed in this case. Ankur Aggarwal and Rohit Aggarwal have been charged under Section 304. Both of the accused own the land where the event occurred. ADM level enquiry has also been done in this regard,” the DIG said.

“The collapsed section of the cold storage was built some time ago and did not meet the required criteria,” he added.

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First published on: Mar 17, 2023 10:03 AM IST

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