Four people were killed and many others feared trapped after a building collapsed in Chukkuwala area of Dehradun in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. The state’s disaster response force had reached the spot and launched a rescue operation. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was also roped in later, ANI further reported.
The rescuers were able to pull out three people alive from under the rubble. Four dead bodies were also retrieved, ANI quoted NDRF chief Satya Pradhan as saying. Those injured have been admitted to a local hospital. He tweeted, “TEAM NDRF INDIA from RRC D’Dun rushed to building collapse site at Chhukhuwala, Dehradun (UKD) & did search & rescue ops with local SDRF. 3 rescued alive. 3 dead bodies retrieved. Ops on”. More details are awaited.