Kanpur: At least 5 dead, 30 trapped as under construction building collapses

At least 5 persons were killed and more than 30 have been still trapped after an under-construction building in Kanpur�s Jajmau area collapsed on Wednesday.

Kanpur: At least 5 dead, 30 trapped as under construction building collapses

At least 5 persons were killed and more than 30 have been still trapped after an under-construction building in Kanpur’s Jajmau area collapsed on Wednesday.

Rescue operations are underway by fire brigade, police and the army as the number casualties might increase.

Around three people have been rescued from the debris and were rushed to Kanshi Ram Memorial Trauma Centre for treatment. They said to be in a critical condition.


“More people are inside. We are trying reach to them,” Chakeri station house office Santosh Singh said.

“Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called to assist in rescue operations,” Kaushal Raj, Kanpur district magistrate said, reports ANI.

As per the sources the building is owned by Samajwadi Party leader Mehtab Alam and some construction work was going on in the building when an explosion happened and the building collapsed. Many nearby houses have too being affected.

There were around 100 labourers inside the building when the incident occurred. There are also reports of women and children being trapped under it.