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UP: 5 Still feared trapped under debris after four-storey residential building collapses in Lucknow

According to sources, earthquake tremors were felt throughout North India during the day, during which cracks appeared in the building. However, it has not been confirmed by the authorities that the crack in the building was caused by the earthquake.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A building collapses in evening tomorrow near Hazratganj in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. According to the information, many people are trapped in the debris. According to sources, earthquake tremors were felt throughout North India during the day, during which cracks appeared in the building. However, it has not been confirmed by the authorities that the crack in the building was caused by the earthquake.

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Officials present at the spot said that at least four families are feared trapped under the debris. So far three have been saved. State Deputy Chief Minister Brijesh Pathak himself is present at the spot. NDRF and SDRF have been deployed for relief and rescue. Still 5 people are feared trapped.

“The building collapsed suddenly. NDRF, fire brigade personnel are present at the spot, rescue operation is underway,” Mr Pathak said.

Let us tell that there are many old buildings in Hazratganj area. The one that collapsed today was known as Alaya Apartment. It is noteworthy that recently two people were killed when the roof of a building collapsed in the Chandni Mahal police station area of ​​the national capital Delhi. While another was injured. The incident took place in the Pahari Rajan Chitli Kabar area of ​​Turkman Gate.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office in a statement said it has asked rescue officials to work fast to find survivors. The Chief Minister’s office said hospitals have been asked to remain alert and promised aid to the injured.

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