NEW DELHI — At least three people have confirmed died after a six-storey building collapsed and fell on another building in Greater Noida near New Delhi of India on Tuesday night.
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has recovered three bodies from under the debris of the building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village.
Bodies of two people were first recovered from the remains of the four-storey building at around 1:15 am. Six hour later, a third body was recovered. A woman is among those who died in the collapse.
At least a dozen more people including children are feared trapped in the debris,the police say.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and the police to monitor relief and rescue activities along with the NDRF team.
The agitated locals say though the buildings collapsed at around 8:30 pm, the police reached the spot almost an hour after they were informed.
Meanwhile, three people, including the man who owned the under-construction site, have been arrested, police said.
Eighteen families lived in the building in the Shah Beri village, according to reports.
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.