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Dera Bassi building collapse: 4 die, 4 rescued alive

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | September 25, 2020 07:00 PM

DERA BASSI (Mohali): An under construction commercial building in ward number 14  Merra Malli Mohalla  near Ramlila Ground of Dera Bassi sub-division collapsed roof-on, around 09:30 am on Thursday morning during the construction of the first floor of the building , informed Girish Dayalan, Deputy Commissioner SAS Nagar who along with local SDM rushed to the spot immediately on receiving the information.
In the nearly four hour long rescue operation , two persons were culled out in less than an hour while it took two more hours for NDRF team to rescue others caught in the debris. Unfortunately, all the four persons succumbed to injuries. Among the persons who lost their lives were three migrant labourers working in the building as well as the owner of the building who was rescued on spot by local Civil Administration and was sent to GMCH sector 32 for further medical assistance but lost life despite best efforts by doctors.
The labourers crushed in debris have been identified as Gopi Chand (60 yrs), Raju around 46 years and Ramesh who was about 45 years of age and the owner of  the building was 72 years old Hardev Singh.
In the meanwhile 4 other labourers who were working around the building survived the sudden caving in of the roof of the first floor of the building.
“The Civil, Police, Medical, Fire and NDRF teams reached the spot well in time. Rescue operation was commenced soon after receiving the information. Power supply to the building was immediately cut off to avoid electrical shock and other related incidents, ” informed Kuldeep Bawa, SDM Dera bassi who personally looked into the entire rescue operation.
The cause of collapse as per the on spot report of building inspector MC Derabassi was bad sanitary fittings
Pertinently, sniffer dog teams were used and on confirmation that no more persons were trapped in the wreckage, the rescue operation was called off after four hours of struggle.

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