Hyderabad building collapse: 4 bodies recovered, 2 rescued

About 10 families, mostly labourers, were living on the premises of the building.

Hyderabad building collapse: 4 bodies recovered, 2 rescued

Two persons, including a minor boy, were rescued and four bodies was recovered from the debris of an under-construction building that collapsed in Hyderabad on Thursday night.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan said: “The lives of two have been saved and four bodies was recovered. The building at Nanakramguda collapsed last night and several people were feared trapped inside the under construction structure. Rescue operations are underway since then. NDRF personnel along with workers of local administration are involved in the rescue operations.”


He said the rescue work took time as the way to the collapsed building is narrow. He said some violation of rules have been found in the construction of the building.

The victims, who were rushed to the hospital, hail from Visakhapatnam, Chhattisgarh and some of them were local residents, the Mayor said.

Telangana ministers N. Narsimha Reddy and P. Padmarao, who supervised the operation, said the number of persons trapped inside could not be ascertained and would be known only after the debris is removed.

About 10 families, mostly labourers, were living on the premises of the building.

“Six slabs have fallen on one another. Neither me nor you can say... It would be known only after the slabs are removed, how many workers are there. Some say six persons have died and some say seven died,” said state Excise Minister T Padma Rao Goud.