Ghaziabad downpour: Road caves in at Vasundhara; girl killed in roof collapse

The administrative officials reached the spot and asked the residents of Vartalok and Pragya Kunj to vacate 64 and 16 flats of two towers of both the societies, respectively.

Published: 26th July 2018 10:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2018 10:31 PM   |  A+A-

A road caves in after monsoon rainfall at Vasundhara in Ghaziabad. (Photo | PTI)

A road caves in after monsoon rainfall at Vasundhara in Ghaziabad. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

GHAZIABAD: A road near Vartalok society in Ghaziabad's Vasundhara colony caved in today due to incessant rains, but no casualty or property damage was reported, even as a girl died here after the roof of a dilapidated house came down on her, police said.

As a precautionary measure, owners of 80 flats in two societies in the vicinity of the road have been asked to vacate, they said.

SP (City) Akash Tomar told that in sector 4 of Vasundhara, around 4,000 metre plot was allotted to a builder four years ago for the construction of a group housing society and the basement was dug up.

After few months, the construction was closed down due to nonpayment of bank loan and the matter is now sub-judice.

The deep excavated pit which was left for basement filled with rain water.

The percolated beneath the road and a stretch of 30x40 feet caved in.

The administrative officials reached the spot and asked the residents of Vartalok and Pragya Kunj to vacate 64 and 16 flats of two towers of both the societies, respectively.

Rescue work is underway and JCB machines have been pressed into service to repair the damaged road, District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari said.

In a separated but another rain-related incident in the district, an eight-year-old girl, identified as Anjali, died as the roof of a dilapidated house in Shaheed Nagar colony collapsed due to heavy rains, police said.

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