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Army and National Disaster Response Force personnel search for survivors at the site of the collapse in Jalandhar on Monday.PTI Photo
Army and National Disaster Response Force personnel search for survivors at the site of the collapse in Jalandhar on Monday.PTI Photo

At least two persons were killed and many feared trapped after a three-storey building of a factory collapsed in the Focal Point area near here, police said on Monday.

Nearly 57 people have been rescued from the collapse site so far, Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Priyank Bharti said, quoting personnel from the fire brigade and the Army who are engaged in the rescue operation.

The entire factory building collapsed at around late on Sunday night, Mr.Bharti said, adding that the cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained.

Chief of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Commandant Musaffir said that his personnel have traced two bodies in the debris.

Efforts are on to extricate them from the rubble, he added.

Two persons out of those rescued 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 the rescue operation at the accident site where district officials, police and medical teams are also present to overlook the work. PTI


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