Five persons were killed and two others suffered serious injuries after a dilapidated ground-plus-two-storey building collapsed in Amravati city of Maharashtra on Sunday, a senior police official said.
The incident occurred around 2 pm, the official said.
“The building located in Prabhat Chowk area of the city collapsed, killing five persons and injuring two others,” Amravati Police Commissioner Dr Arti Singh said.
After the building collapsed, the bodies of the persons buried under the debris were brought out by the rescue team. But the rescue work is still on, District Collector Pavneet Kaur said, adding that the incident will be investigated and strict action will be taken against those responsible.
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