Another body pulled out in Gr Noida; death toll 9

Another body pulled out in Gr Noida; death toll 9

Rescue workers search for survivors under the debris of a collapsed building at Shahberi village, in Greater Noida West on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. A six-storey under-construction building collapsed in Greater Noida, killing at least two persons and trapping several others under the debris. (PTI Photo)

Rescuers on Thursday pulled out another body from the debris of the two adjacent buildings that collapsed in Grater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi, pushing the death toll to nine, a fire department official said.

A six-floor under-construction building crashed on a five-storey building next to it, bringing it down as well, in Shahberi village under Bisrakh police station on Tuesday night.

Officials said at least one of the buildings was unauthorised.

At least 12 labourers were in the under-construction building and all of them were feared trapped, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Arun Kumar Singh said.

Two bodies were pulled out of the rubble late Tuesday night and another removed on Wednesday morning as 150 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) mounted a rescue operation along with the police and the fire department.

Four more bodies were brought out later on Wednesday.

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