Under construction building collapses in Uttar Pradesh, 3 killed

An under construction building collapsed in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. 

Under construction building collapses in Uttar Pradesh, 3 killed

At least three people were killed after an under construction building collapsed on Sunday in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, according to news agency ANI. 

A total of 17 people were rescued of which three people died and the 14 others, who were injured, were sent to a hospital in Lucknow for treatment.

Two more people are trapped under the debris, according to the police.

"Investigation will be done and strict action will be taken against the culprits," said Ranveer Prasad, Divisional Commissioner of Bareilly.

Several teams of SDRF and NDRF have been dispatched from Lucknow. Rescue operations are currently underway. 

Labourers identified as Manoj Sharma, 25, and Parmeshwar, 22, were killed in the incident, District Magistrate Amrit Tripathi said.

Earlier Sadar Sub Divisional Magistrate Ramji Mishra said, "The roof of an under-construction building of a private inter-college collapsed when over a dozen labourers were working in it."

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. "JCB machines and cranes have been pressed into service to rescue them," he said.

All the injured persons were sent for treatment to nearby hospitals, the SDM said, adding the rescue work is still going on.