G.Noida building crash toll rises to 9; may still trapped

G.Noida building crash toll rises to 9

The death toll in the twin-building collapse here in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday, with five more bodies pulled out from the rubble of the residential apartments early in the day.

The rescue operations were still on in the Shahberi village where the crash took place late on Tuesday, an official said.

A rescue personnel told IANS that according to estimates given by neighbours, at least 20 persons are still feared trapped inside. An NDRF official said “chances of anybody surviving under the concrete debris were slim” as more than 36 hours have elapsed since the incident.

CM Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the dead.IANS

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