GREATER NOIDA: With one more body being recovered from the site where two under-construction buildings collapsed on Tuesday, the toll has gone up to four.
The search and rescue operations by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are underway at Noida's Shah Beri village, where the incident took place yesterday.
Three people, including the builder and his two associates, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
#Visuals from building collapse in Greater Noida's Shah Beri village. 2 dead bodies have been recovered till now. 4 NDRF teams are present on the spot. Search & rescue operations are underway. pic.twitter.com/GDGcgYuKAP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 18, 2018
NDRF Commandant, PK Srivastava said, "Two male dead bodies have been recovered. Four NDRF teams and dog squad are present on the spot, chances of any victim being alive are scant. Operations will continue until all victims are rescued."
Several people are feared trapped under the debris. Police and rescue teams are present at the spot.
Soon after the mishap, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognisance of the incident and asked the District Magistrate to follow up with the National Disaster Response Force team and Police for relief measures and to ensure immediate rescue.
Meanwhile, State's Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya took note of the incident and assured the residents that the government will make all efforts to rescue the victims.
"There has been news of building collapse in Greater Noida. There is a possibility of some family members being trapped in the debris of the building. The District Administration and the NDRF team has been sent for relief and rescue work. Our government is with kin of victims," said Maurya.