Gujarat: Dilapidated building collapses in Ahmedabad's Juhapura area, 26 rescued but several feared trapped

Gujarat: Dilapidated building collapses in Ahmedabad's Juhapura area, 26 rescued but several feared trapped

A major tragedy was averted as all the families living in the building had vacated their flats in the morning.

AgenciesUpdated: Friday, May 12, 2023, 09:05 AM IST
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Gujarat: Dilapidated building collapses in Ahmedabad's Juhapura area, 26 rescued but several feared trapped |

Three persons were rescued after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Juhapura area of Gujarat's Ahmedabad city on Thursday night, officials said.

A major tragedy was averted as all the families living in the building had vacated their flats in the morning as the 50-year-old building was in a dilapidated condition and had recently developed cracks, said chairman of the municipal standing committee Hitesh Barot.

`Gol Apartment' located on Sonal Cinema Road collapsed around 9.30 pm.

People were already shifted from the building: Fire dept

Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Service sent three fire fighting vehicles to the spot, said fire officer Mithun Mistry.

"Majority of residents have already shifted elsewhere due to the dilapidated condition of the building. Our teams rescued three persons who were trapped in the rubble," said Mistry.

23 rescued earlier, 3 rescued from the rubble

According to the Fire Officer Jayesh Khadia, “We immediately reached the spot after receiving information about the building collapse. As many as 23 people were already rescued from the building before we could reach and we safely rescued three others who were trapped."

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