Building collapses in Kolkata's Burrabazar; 1 dead, rescue ops underway

Building collapses in Kolkata's Burrabazar; 1 dead, rescue ops underway”

According to reports, around 11:30 am, the roof of the first floor of the building collapsed.

A four-storey dilapidated building in the Posta area of central Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday, killing three members of a family.

Local police and members of disaster management group reached the spot to assess the situation.

"After rescuing all three trapped persons, including two women and an old man, we took them to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital where the man was pronounced dead", the official added.

"The Kolkata Municipal Corporation had declared the building as risky and asked all its residents to vacate it", Trinamool Congress MLA Smita Bakshi told The Indian Express.

More people are feared to be trapped under debris and rescue operations are underway.

"All the eight inmates of the building have been safely evacuated", a police officer said in a statement.

Prior to this, on July 25, at least two persons were reportedly killed after a century-old building portion collapsed in the central Kolkata's Bowbazaar area.

However, the reason of the mishap is yet to be disclosed.

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