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Two killed, a number of injured as under-construction constructing collapses in Kolkata’s Backyard Attain space


Rescue operation underway after a five-storey under-construction constructing collapsed, at Backyard Attain space in Kolkata, early on March 18, 2024.
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Two individuals had been killed and a number of other others had been injured after a five-storey under-construction constructing collapsed in Kolkata’s Backyard Attain space late on March 17 evening.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached the spot and took inventory of rescue operations. She additionally met the injured at a well being facility.

The rescue operation is happening on the website positioned at Azan Molla Lane within the metropolis’s western periphery. The under-construction constructing collapsed on the shanties subsequent to it.

Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Company Firhad Hakim mentioned that promoters of the constructing might be arrested.

“Unhappy to find out about the home collapse catastrophe of an under-construction constructing within the Backyard Attain space of the Kolkata Municipal Company. Our Mayor, Hearth Minister, Secretaries and Commissioner of Police, civic, police, hearth and catastrophe administration officers and groups [including NDRF, KMC and KP teams] have been on website all through the evening for mitigating the catastrophe,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on X.

She mentioned the federal government will present compensation to the following of kin of every deceased and the injured individuals.

“We stand by the distressed households and rescue operations shall proceed,” Ms. Banerjee mentioned on the microblogging website.

“In a horrific accident, an under-construction five-storeyed constructing collapsed round midnight. Two individuals had been killed and not less than seven individuals had been injured,” Mr. Hakim mentioned.

A minimum of 13 individuals had been rescued from the location, an official mentioned.

The town Mayor mentioned there have been nonetheless just a few individuals trapped underneath the particles and efforts had been on to rescue them. The injured had been admitted to a hospital, he mentioned.

Mr. Hakim, who can also be West Bengal’s City Improvement Minister, mentioned, “I’ve spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and we’ll give Rs 5 lakh to the following of kin of every deceased particular person and Rs one lakh to every injured particular person.” Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goyal visited the spot and took inventory of the rescue operation.

“The under-construction constructing collapsed within the Backyard Attain space late on Sunday evening. We’ve got rescued just a few individuals. The recuse operation remains to be happening,” a police official mentioned.

In keeping with locals, who had been the primary responders, concrete chunks fell from the constructing earlier than it collapsed.

(With PTI inputs)

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