11 people were injured and 5 of them critically when a four floor building collapsed on the Wazir Hassan Road under Hazratganj police station area in the state capital on Tuesday.
The NDRF and SDRF sleuths have rescued 11 people from the building which had 12 flats. Some people were still inside the building , sources said.
However due to darkness, rescue operation was hampered. Senior Congress leader Haider Abbas was injured in the incident and has been admitted to the hospital.
DGP D S Chauhan , who was on the spot maintained that the building might have collapsed due to earthquake. He said 11 people have been injured in the incident but denied of any deaths.
Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak , who is on the spot too informed that at present 11 people have been rescued and sent to the hospital. All of them were unconscious. Rescue operation is going on. Around 30 to 35 families were living in the building, he said.
According to eyewitnesses, some repair work was going on in the building. The sound of drilling was coming when the building fell. According to people, the four-story building including the basement completely collapsed. At present, it is not known how many families are buried in it.
It is being told that this building was built 15 years ago. Taking cognizance of the accident of building collapse, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the senior officials of the district administration as well as SDRF and NDRF teams to conduct relief work on the spot.