KOLKATA: At least two persons died and several were feared trapped in the debris of a dilapidated century-old building that collapsed at 10 Indian Mirror Street at Taltala here on Tuesday.
A portion of the building collapsed on Tuesday afternoon that maybe a fallout of incessant rains over the past 72 hours throughout southern West Bengal.
Though identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained, the deceased and trapped are said to be residents of the building. Kolkata mayor and Fire Services minister Sovan Chatterjee reached the spot and said that while a part of the
building housed people, another was being used as a warehouse.
He also stated that more than 1,200 dilapidated buildings in the city have been identified as dangerous.
"Rescue operations are on and the deceased are yet to be identified. The exact number of people under the wreckage is yet to be ascertained," a n official of Taltala police station said.