Ahmedabad building collapse: Two more bodies found, toll five

The 100-year-old building collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The rescue operation came to an end on Friday morning, officials said.

Published: 06th September 2019 06:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2019 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Service personnel carry out rescue works after a building collapsed in Ahmedabad Thursday Sep 5 2019.

Fire and Emergency Service personnel carry out rescue works after a building collapsed in Ahmedabad Thursday Sep 5 2019. ( Photo | PTI )

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Death toll in the building collapse incident in Amraiwadi area here climbed to five on Friday with the recovery of two more bodies in the morning.

The 100-year-old building collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The rescue operation came to an end on Friday morning, officials said.

The deceased included an elderly couple and their son. Eight persons who were injured in the incident were admitted to government-run L G Hospital here after they were were pulled out from the rubble by fire brigade, police and local residents who volunteered to help, said officials.

The three-storey building in Banglawali Chawl compound collapsed around 1 pm on Thursday.

"Our search and rescue operation ended today morning. Unfortunately, five persons have died in the incident. The building was actually a bungalow, built in 1919. Apart from the house owner and their relatives, two or three tenant families were living in it," said divisional fire officer Jayesh Khadia.

The injured persons include a two-year-old girl.

The deceased were identified as Baldev Suri (84), his wife Vimala Suri (80) and their son Rajendra Suri (50); Asha Patel (36) and Shantaben Thakor (80).

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