UP horror..Roof collapses, 1 dead..Some still trapped in debris

Shajahanpur, Oct 14: One labourer died while 2 were critically injured when roof of an under-construction building collapsed on Sunday.  Manylabourers are feared trapped in the debris. Fourteen labourers were later rescued from the debris, two critically injured. The injured were later shifted to Lucknow for treatment. Three persons were still suspected to be trapped. Teams of SDRF and NDRF have been dispatched from LucknowSadar Sub Divisional Magistrate Ramji Mishra said, "The roof of an under-construction building of a private inter-college collapsed Sunday when over a dozen labourers were working in it. As a result, many labourers have been trapped in the debris."The incident occurred in an area under Ram Chandra Mission police station in the district, he said, adding the rescue work has already been started."Nearly a dozen labourers were evacuated from the debris, in which we could still see two to three labourers trapped. JCB machines and cranes have been pressed into service to rescue them," he said, adding it is difficult to ascertain the exact number of labourers still trapped in the debris.All the injured persons were sent for treatment to nearby hospitals, the SDM said, adding the rescue work is still going on.

News24 Bureau/ PTI