Economy

Century-old building collapses in Kolkata, several feared trapped

Century-old building collapses in Kolkata, several feared trapped”

A portion of an nearly century-old building at 10 Mirror Street, Central Taltala collapsed here this afternoon and a few people are also feared trapped, said a senior police official. "Both were found dead after a preliminary check-up", the officer said.

Two fire engines and a huge team from the fire department along with personnel from Disaster Management units and police are involved in the rescue operation.

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, present on the spot of investigation, said that the building was being used as a warehouse.

"According to a local report, two people including a teenage girl are feared trapped under the collapsed building. We will prioritise the demolition of any other houses in the city in such fragile condition", he added. "However, how many people are trapped in the wreckage is still not certain". They were later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. It was not properly maintained as well, fire brigade officials said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


26 July 2017
AkzoNobel chairman to step down in wake of pressure from Elliott Advisors
Mr Vanlancker was brought in last week to replace Ton Büchner, who quit abruptly after a relapse of a stress-related illness. Only 17% of Akzo shareholders are in the United Kingdom and Ireland with 48% in the US.

26 July 2017
Suns G Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL
It looked like there was a path for Knight to bounce back this season, but the injury derailed any chances to do that. Last season, Knight averaged just 11.0 points per game, a career low, in 54 appearances - 49 of them off the bench.

26 July 2017
Several injured in crash involving bus and pickup
There were 20 people on the bus and one person in the pickup, according to Chief Art Groux, of Suffield Ambulance. Mountain Road was closed between North Stone Street and Phelps Road for several hours and reopened around 10 a.m.

26 July 2017
'Grand Theft Auto V' Update Brings New 4v4 Mode, Vehicles and Races
Grand Theft Auto Online is also having a sale on engine upgrades, which is a great opportunity paired with a new vehicle purchase. Premium Races can be launched through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square.

26 July 2017
Altuve 4 hits again, Astros rout Phillies 13-4
Bregman's home run was his 10th of the season, making him the 10th player on the team with double-digit home runs. McCann, 33, is sporting his best OPS (.778) since 2013, his final year with the Braves and the Astros are 66-33.

26 July 2017
Capital Insight Partners LLC Has $2.56 Million Position in Wells Fargo & Company
Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $1.12 and $0.96, respectively, according to 28 analysts. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable.

26 July 2017
Latest Analysts Research Reports About Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), BT Group plc
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink . Want to see what other hedge funds are holding MRK? Merck & Co., Inc. has a one year low of $57.18 and a one year high of $66.80.

26 July 2017
TransAlta (TA) Analysts See $-0.01 EPS, Airgain (AIRG) SI Decreased By 9.4%
Legal And General Grp Public Limited Company has 0.02% invested in Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) for 720,063 shares. The stock of TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) earned "Sector Outperform" rating by Scotia Capital on Thursday, July 23.

26 July 2017
Two in custody after police chase
The 30 year old male suspect fled the scene, but was captured shortly at an address near the crash scene. A man and woman are in custody after a police chase started in Wichita, and ended in Rose Hill.

26 July 2017
FCA approves Standard Life Aberdeen merger
Shares in Standard Life were up 2.0% at 429.90 pence Tuesday, while shares in Aberdeen Asset Management were up 2.4% at 324.80p. Before the merger can proceed there must now be final approval in a court hearing scheduled for Friday 11 August.