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Three-storey building collapses in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 15:14

Ahmedabad: Three persons, including a 65-year-old woman, were rescued on Friday from the debris of a three-storeyed building, a portion of which collapsed here allegedly due to ongoing renovation work on the ground floor, fire officials said.

According to Bodakdev Station Fire Officer M P Mistry, the incident took place around 11 am in Ranip area of the city where part of `Rupal Apartment` crashed.

Mistry said that a 65-year-old woman was rescued from the debris after an hour-long operation while two women had already been rescued before fire fighters reached the spot.

The elderly woman has been admitted to the civil hospital.

On the reason behind the collapse, Mistry said renovation work was in progress on the ground floor of the apartment.

"We are assuming that the renovation work being undertaken on the ground floor of the apartment may be of sub-standard quality, which might have affected the base of the building, resulting in its collapse," Mistry said.

Seven rescue teams are involved in rescue operations, which are almost complete, he added.


First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:08
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