5-storey building collapses in Lucknow: The accident happened during the excavation of the basement; Army reached for rescue, DGP said – there was no casualty

Lucknow24 minutes ago

A five-storey building collapsed in Lucknow. The accident was so gruesome that at first no one could understand what had happened. On the information of the people present on the spot, SDRF, NDRF and 12 JCB along with the police force reached for the rescue operation. Later, the army was also called for rescue work. Nine people were taken out of the debris and sent to the hospital. Along with this, it was feared that 3 people have died and 30 to 40 people are buried under the debris. But, late at 10.30 pm, DGP DS Chauhan said that there was no casualty in this accident.

The accident took place at Alaya Apartment located on Hasanganj Road in the city. It is being told that the excavation of the basement was going on inside the building, due to which this accident happened. Some people also say that due to the earthquake there was a crack in the building. However, it is not yet clear what caused the accident.

After the accident, a large number of people gathered around the spot. At the same time, rescue operation is going on to rescue the people buried under the debris.

Major updates of the accident

  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed grief over the accident. He tweeted and wrote – My deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.
  • SDRF is searching for people buried under the debris with the help of dogs. At the same time, making a chain, she is removing the debris with her hands. So that no harm is done to the people buried inside.
  • Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak said – 4 serious people are in trauma. Five people, including a child, are admitted to the civil hospital.
  • Director of Civil Hospital Dr. Anand Ojha said that 5 patients have been admitted. There is no very serious patient except a 70-year-old man.
  • An 8-year-old child of former Congress leader Zeeshan Haider’s family has been rescued from the debris.
Alaya Apartment where the incident took place.  This building was built about 15 years ago.  30-35 families lived in it.

Alaya Apartment where the incident took place. This building was built about 15 years ago. 30-35 families lived in it.

CM Yogi Adityanath directed NDRF and SDRF to reach the spot as soon as the news broke and provide better treatment to the injured. As soon as the information was received, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak also reached the spot. It is being told that the family of Congress leader Zeeshan Haider also lives in the Alaya apartment. It is feared that several members of his family are trapped in the debris.

30-35 families were living in the building
It is being told that the building was built about 15 years ago. 30-35 families were living in it. Eyewitnesses told that at around 6:30 pm the building collapsed with a sudden loud bang. Rescue started after about one and a half hour.

Pictures of the rescue operation…

NDRF and SDRF teams are engaged in relief work.  Its 12 JCBs have also been deployed.

NDRF and SDRF teams are engaged in relief work. Its 12 JCBs have also been deployed.

Local people are also helping in the rescue.  The police of the nearby police station have also reached the spot.

Local people are also helping in the rescue. The police of the nearby police station have also reached the spot.

UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak reached the spot after the incident.  He took stock of the rescue operation.

UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak reached the spot after the incident. He took stock of the rescue operation.

After the accident, there was chaos on the spot.  Everyone was trying to get out as soon as possible.

After the accident, there was chaos on the spot. Everyone was trying to get out as soon as possible.

JCB removing the debris after the accident.

JCB removing the debris after the accident.

Police, SDRF and NDRF personnel evacuating people trapped in the building.

Police, SDRF and NDRF personnel evacuating people trapped in the building.

NDRF personnel removing the debris of the building.

NDRF personnel removing the debris of the building.

A large number of people have gathered at the spot.

A large number of people have gathered at the spot.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Earthquake tremors felt for 30 seconds in the afternoon
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday afternoon. Its tremors were felt in almost all the cities of UP including Lucknow, Bareilly, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur for about 30 seconds.

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