Mohali building collapse: Four rescued, more people feared trapped

The building, located on the Kharar-Landran road, came down when a JCB machine was digging its basement

February 08, 2020 04:11 pm | Updated June 19, 2020 06:26 pm IST - Chandigarh

Scene at Kharar town at the outskirts of Mohali, Punjab, where a commercial building collapsed on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Scene at Kharar town at the outskirts of Mohali, Punjab, where a commercial building collapsed on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Four persons have been rescued while two or three more people are feared trapped under the debris of a three-storey building that collapsed on Saturday in Punjab’s Kharar town of Mohali district, the police said.

“So far there has been no casualty. Four persons have been rescued while two-three more people are still feared to be trapped inside the building. The rescue operation was still underway,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohali Kuldeep Singh Chahal told, The Hindu .

“A construction work was being carried out near the three- storey building. The building reportedly came down when a JCB machine was digging the basement,” he said.

Mr. Chahal said a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other support staff carrying out search and rescue operation.

“We will register a case once the rescue operation was over,” he added.

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