2 killed, 12 injured as water tank collapses in UP's Mathura

The casualties are likely to rise as some people, including children, got buried under the debris of the 2.5 lakh litre tank.
People near the debris after a water tank collapsed due to heavy rainfall, in Mathura, Sunday, June 30, 2024.
People near the debris after a water tank collapsed due to heavy rainfall, in Mathura, Sunday, June 30, 2024. (PTI Photo)

MATHURA: Two people died and 12 others were seriously injured on Sunday after a water tank in a residential colony here collapsed, officials said.

The incident took place at around 6 pm in Krishna Vihar Colony, developed by the Uttar Pradesh Awas Vikas Parishad, they said.

The casualties are likely to rise as some people, including children, got buried under the debris of the 2.5 lakh litre tank, the officials said, adding some nearby houses also came under the rubble.

District Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Singh said the injured were taken to the district hospital for treatment.

People near the debris after a water tank collapsed due to heavy rainfall, in Mathura, Sunday, June 30, 2024.
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Apart from the fire service and police personnel, teams of revenue, municipal corporation, and health department are engaged in the rescue work, the DM said, adding that teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been called.

Additional District Magistrate (Finance and Revenue) Yogendra Pandey confirmed that two persons have died, but could not provide the details of the dead.

He said that the work of removing the debris is still going on and several people are still trapped under it.

Two people have died and a dozen have been admitted to the hospital, pandey added.

Dr Bhudev Prasad, in-charge of the Rapid Response Team of the Health Department, said that initially four injured were rescued from the debris, but now this number has reached a dozen.

It is likely that more people are still trapped in the debris, he added.

The DM said the construction of the water tank was completed in 2021 and its collapse in just three years will be investigated.

He also said the tank was built by the Jal Nigam at a cost of Rs 6 crore under the Gangajal Drinking Water Project.

People near the debris after a water tank collapsed due to heavy rainfall, in Mathura, Sunday, June 30, 2024.
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