Published On : Sat, Jul 9th, 2016

Meerut: Four killed during demolition drive

Meerut Building Collapse

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Four persons were killed today after they were buried under the debris of an “illegal” multi-storey building in Meerut cantonment area as it was being demolished by civic authorities this morning, officials said.

Bungalow No 210, was demolished by the Cantonment Board authorities during an anti-encroachment drive during which a few people, who apparently were still in the building, were buried under the rubble. Four of them died while three were injured.
They have been admitted to a hospital, Meerut Division Commissioner, Alok Sinha said.

Rescue operation is underway as at least six other persons are feared trapped under the debris.