2 killed, 10 feared trapped as portion of building collapses in Thane

United News of India

Thane, April 19, 2011

At least two people were buried alive and 10 others feared trapped under the debris when a portion of a four-storeyed building collapsed here today.

The portion of "Sheeshmahal" came crashing down this evening at around 1730 hrs and two were buried alive under the rubble, police said this evening.

The names of the deceased were yet to be ascertained, police said.

Massive rescueand relief operations were undertaken by the local fire and police personnel.

According to reports, at least ten people are still feared to be trapped under the debris, clearance of which is still on.

Police said a team of fire brigade and police personnel is still clearing the debris with the help of the local volunteers and civic workers and the work is affected due to the poor light after the sunset.