Insecure building collapsed in Lucknow

Photo by Kshitiz Kant

The insecure building, where the construction work was going on, collapsed suddenly on the ground in Lucknow Gomti Nagar on Thursday afternoon this week.
There is no report of any casualties, but how many workers are trapped under this debry, is unconfirmed?
The report says about six people came out safely from this building, but none of the escaped was present at the accident spot, whose statement could be recorded.
LDA, SDRF, Civil Defence and NDRF teams are continued carrying rescue operation to  remove the debris of this building.
The owner of the building, Mr. Ashok Pandey, was present  and was trying to help to the teams which were carrying the rescue operation there.
According to the eye-witness, an explosion before this collapse took place, but  no official statement in this connection issued.
The inside damage of this building is yet to be assessed, but the adjacent building which was a paediatrics hospital caught fire, which faced incidental damages.
The building is in residential construction area on (plot no. 5/21) in front Jeevan Plaza at Husadia intersection which was being reconstructed for the commercial purpose. It is noticeable that the LDA allots to the needy persons the constructed house that cannot bear a heavy load on it.
The Police claimed that the construction work was remained closed for the past few days. As the work began here, seeing the collapse 5 persons narrowly escaped coming out of the building.
The LDA officer has said that the building has been allotted to Mr. Harshit Pandey in 1998. The third floor of this building was constructed on its old building by insecure way. The Fourth floor work was going on here, which had been remained closed for past many days, they claimed. The LDA was intending to demolish this building. However the demolition order is two years old, which was to take the action till the accident took place..

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