Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, 22 rescued after building collapses in Kumarhatti due to rain

As many as 25 people were trapped inside the debris of a building in Kumarhatti that collapsed on Sunday following the heavy rain while 22 people have been rescued so far.

The building that collapsed in Kumarhatti was a ‘Dhaba’. 30 Army men and 7 civilians were present at the spot. 18 Army men and 5 civilian rescued. Two bodies have been recovered. 14 are still feared to be trapped.

The accident took place following the heavy rain that lashed the area.

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A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from the nearest location of Panchkula is on its way to the accident site for the rescue operation.

Director cum Special Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management DC Rana said, “a total 25 persons were on the spot. It is raining heavily. The NDRF team from Panchkula moving.”

According to sources, Army personnel have reached the spot but they are not adequately equipped and do not have sensors and cutters.

Rescue operations continue.

(With ANI inputs)

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