Lucknow: According to eyewitnesses, rescue vehicles were initially finding it difficult to reach the spot as the road was relatively narrow. The police officer said that the cause of the accident will be investigated and action will be taken.
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Capital of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Several people were injured after being buried under the debris after a multi-storey building collapsed in Hazratganj area of the city on Tuesday evening. The injured have been admitted to hospital. Rescue operation is going on since 12 hours. According to police officials, the rescue operation may take another 5-6 hours. So far 14 people have been rescued.
According to media reports, the owner of the building, Nawazish Mansoor, son of SP leader and former cabinet minister Shahid Mansoor, was taken into custody. DGP DS Chauhan told that those who have been taken to the hospital are safe. An FIR will be registered regarding the entire incident. The cause of the accident will be investigated and action will be taken. According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place at around 6.45 pm. The policemen posted at the site of the building collapse are having a hard time controlling the grieving relatives and urging them to exercise restraint in the hour of crisis.
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it was difficult to reach the scene
According to eyewitnesses, rescue vehicles initially found it difficult to reach the spot as the road was relatively narrow. However, as the news of the accident spread, local residents and other visitors from the vicinity evacuated their four-wheelers from the road.
Traffic restricted on the road leading up to the apartment
In view of the situation, the police restricted traffic on the road from Dainik Jagran Square to the apartment located on Wazir Hasan Road. Meanwhile, residents of nearby houses, apartments and colonies were seen watching the rescue operations from their balconies. Most of the neighbors in the building refused to speak to the media as their faces wore a look of shock, fear and sadness.
About seven-eight families were living in the apartment
A firefighter engaged in the rescue work said, ‘A woman was buried at the place where the building had collapsed, whom we pulled out by breaking bricks and cutting wood. He is safe.’ Anuja, a resident of the area, told, ‘I was in my flat. We felt the tremor at around 6.47 pm. I thought it was due to earthquake. But I was asked to come out because a nearby apartment had collapsed. About seven-eight families were living in the apartment.
Maulana Yasoob Abbas, spokesperson of the All India Shia Personal Law Board, also reached the spot to inquire about the well-being of the building occupants. In the midst of the rescue work, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali was also seen asking about Uzma’s well-being. Meanwhile, JP Singh, a resident of Lucknow’s Jopling Road, whose friends live in a house next to the dilapidated building, heaved a sigh of relief that his friends and their family members were safe. Significantly, a 4-storey building located on Wazir Hasan Road in Hazratganj area of capital Lucknow suddenly collapsed on Tuesday evening.