Two people died while 20 others were injured after a three-storey building caved in post heavy rains near Kumarhatti in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district on Sunday afternoon.
More than 20 people are still trapped under the debris. There were about 30-35 Indian Army Jawans among the victims.
The incident occurred at around 4pm on the Kumarkatti-Nahan road, some 55 km from state capital Shimla.
Solan additional superintendent of police Shiv Kumar said that the rescue teams, including the police personnel and home guards, were rushed to the spot. A team of Army jawans from Dagshai cantonment has also joined the rescue operation. “The operation is on to save the people trapped in the rubble,” he said.
Injured have been admitted to hospitals at Dharampur, and MM Medical College and Hospital, Solan.
Heavy rains were hampering the rescue operation. Kumar said that the building housed a restaurant on its top floor where tourists and Army jawans dining when the building collapsed.
The first and ground floor of the building had residential quarters.
The incident occurred on the Kumarkatti-Nahan road, some 55 km from state capital Shimla.
Jul 14, 2019 17:57 IST