Punjab: Four-storey building collapse, two trapped

Amritsar: A four-storey building collapsed in the walled city here on Monday and two women are feared to be trapped under the debris, an official said.

Two women are feared to be trapped under the debris, since at the time of the accident Mehak (19) and her mother were on the ground floor of the house, Executive Magistrate Vinay Sharma said.

Sharma said rescue work was on for the last six hours, and debris were being removed so that the women could be rescued.

Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal said that rescue work couldn't be sped up, since debris cleaning work was being done manually due to narrowness of lane approaching the collapsed building.

Naresh Kumar, father of Mehak, alleged that rescue was going on a slow pace, since district administration had no interest to save his family alive.

He sought help of the Army to save his family.