These Hyderabad building collapse survivors were saved as they were thin

A housewife and a boy, have been rescued and four bodies were recovered from the debris of the newly constructed building that collapsed at Nanakramguda.

Published: 10th December 2016 05:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2016 08:34 PM   |  A+A-


Picture of the Hyderabad building collapse taken late last night | EPS

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: While it was the sophisticated technology that helped rescue of Rekha (25) and her son Deepak (3), NDRF rescue operations team said it was because they were lean that they could be saved. 

They used to live in the cellar of the building and were found to be stuck under a narrow space between collapsed pillar and ground. 

"As the woman and kid were slim, they survived. Had it been me under the pillar, I would have died," said another NDRF personnel, who was of medium built.

While another person was a few feet away from the woman and kid, he was dead. The personnel said they can take out the body, after clearing more debris or else the concrete will further come down. 

Two persons- a housewife and a boy, have been rescued and four bodies were recovered from the debris of the newly constructed building that collapsed at Nanakramguda here, last night.

As per the doctors, Rekha is suffering from hip bone fracture and her son is injured on the head. Doctors at Continental Hospital, where the two were admitted, said that there is no threat to the woman's life.

NDRF personnel, who are involved in the rescue operation, used "Victim Locating Camera" to spot and rescue Rekha and Deepak.

Besides them, four dead bodies have also been retrieved so far. Paidamma (47), Gowrieshwari (18), and two more unidentified male bodies were retrieved from the debris.

Five families of construction workers were staying in the building that belongs to one Satyanarayana of Tolichowki. The families hail from AP and Chhattisgarh.

Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao has been at the site since this morning, supervising rescue operations. Rescue operations are still underway at the site.

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