As many as 20 people are feared trapped after a 5-storey under-construction building in Shahberi village of Bisakh area collapsed onto an 5-storey building in Greater Noida. The incident occurred at around 10 pm, leaving several people trapped under the debris.
Rescue operations are underway to save those trapped under the debris. According to reports, the rescue workers have spotted at least 2 bodies inside the debris, however, nothing is confirmed at the moment.
Shah Beri village is located between Delhi NCR’s posh residential area between Ghaziabad’s Crossing Republik and Greater Noida West’s Gaur City 2 in Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking on the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that a high level inquiry into the incident has been ordered. Meanwhile some unconfirmed reports suggest that a new family had recently moved in the 5-storey building onto which another under-construction collapsed.
Reports also suggest that it might be possible that there could have been some workers who were staying in the under-construction building but nothing is confirmed at the given point of time, however, authorities are monitoring the situation and efforts are underway to rescue those trapped inside the debris.
Rescue teams are also asking people in the nearby building to evacuate them as a precautionary measure.
Giving a statement on the tragic incident, a senior cop said that they believe at least 20-30 people may be feared trapped under the debris but they can’t really speak about the number of casualties as rescue operations are underway.