Shimla: A four-storey building in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district collapsed on Saturday afternoon, a senior state disaster management official said. The building collapsed in Chopal market around 12.30 pm.
However, no loss of life has been reported as the building was vacated before it collapsed, he added.
A branch of UCO Bank, a dhaba, a bar and some other business establishments were located in the building.
Chief Manager at UCO Bank's Zonal Branch at Shimla, Ramesh Dadhwal, told news agency PTI that none of the seven employees working in the bank were present at the time of the incident as it was a holiday.
"As per the information provided to me by one of the employees posted there, some men sitting in the bar on the ground floor noticed sudden cracks in the window glasses," he told news agency PTI, adding that realising the danger, they immediately ran out of the building and alerted other people sitting in the bar and dhaba.
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