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11 killed, several injured in Vadodra building collapse

Vadodra, Aug 28: Eleven people were killed while many others have been injured in the twin building collapse in Madhavnagar locality of Gujarat's Vadodra district. Meanwhile, as many as 35 are feared to have been trapped in the debris of the buildings which collapsed around 4:30 am on Wednesday. 

 
Gujarat chief Minister informed through Twitter that rescue operations have begun and one of his ministers was already on his way to the site of the incident. The buildings were reportedly constructed by the Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA).
 
About 14 families were staying in the building. "Rescue and relief operations are in full swing.However, it is difficult to tell the exact number of people trapped under the debris. A few people, including a minor girl, have been rescued from the site so far," Vadodara mayor Bharat Shah said.
 
Apart from fire brigades, Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have arrived at the site for rescue operations. The injured were rushed to SSG hospital for treatment.
 
Posted by Cyril
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