Noida building collapse: Death toll rises to 9, many still trapped
Noida: The death toll in the twin-building collapse here, climbed to nine on Thursday, whereas many people are still trapped undet the debris and the rescue operations are still underway.
Six of the deceased have been identified. There is Priyanka Dwivedi, 26, of Mainpuri; Shamshad, 25, of Faizabad; Ranjeet Bhimali, 30, from West Bengal; Rajkumar, 50, Shiv Trivedi, 28, and Pankhuri of just 14 months.
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been deployed at the spot. Drilling machines and JCBs are also being used to clear the debris and remove the metal rods.
A NDRF official said based on the operation conducted with the help of sniffer dogs chances of anybody surviving under the concrete debris were slim as more than 36 hours have elapsed since the incident.
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the dead.
- The District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) has already ordered a magisterial probe.
- Cases have been filed against two dozen persons and four of the accused, including the builder Ganga Saran Dwivedi, brokers Dinesh and Sanjeev, have been arrested.