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Two killed in Jalandhar factory building collapse

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Rescue workers and Army men engaged in rescue operations at the collapsed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar on Monday.
Rescue workers and Army men engaged in rescue operations at the collapsed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar on Monday.

At least two persons were killed and several others were fear trapped after a three—storey building of a factory collapsed in Focal Point area near here, police said on Monday. In all, 57 people have been rescued from the collapse site till mid-noon, Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Priyank Bharti said, quoting personnel from the fire brigade and army who are engaged in the rescue operation.

The factory building collapsed at around midnight on Sunday, Mr. Bharti said, adding that the cause of the mishap was yet to be ascertained. Chief of National Disaster Response Force team Commandant Musaffir said that the personnel had traced two bodies in the rubble.

Two persons serious

Two persons out of the rescued ones have suffered serious injuries and they have been admitted in the ICU unit of a nearby hospital. There is, however, no confirmation yet on the exact number of people trapped. Intermittent rain is hampering rescue operations at the site where district officials, police and medical teams are present to overlook the work.


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