New Delhi, July 18: Three people have been arrested in connection with the collapse of a six-storey under-construction building which claimed three lives in Greater Noida near Delhi on Tuesday. The building fell on top of a four-storey building in which 18 families lived in the Shah Beri village.
Three dead bodies have been recovered by the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF so far.
The incident occurred around 10 pm in Shahberi village of Bisrakh when a five-storey building collapsed on an adjacent under-construction building, officials said.
A family had recently moved to the newly constructed building, according to unconfirmed reports.
Kumar Vineet, ADM, Gautam Budh Nagar said,''As of now we don't know what happened, it is too early to say anything in that regard. Our motive right now is to save any life that is left. Rescue operations by NDRF are underway.''
Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance of the incident and has asked the District Magistrate to take up relief measures with National Disaster Response Force team & Police to ensure immediate rescue.
The 8th Battalion of The National Disaster Relief Force was brought in from Ghaziabad to assist in the rescue operations.
Last month, a 42-year-old labourer died and five others were injured after a wall of an under-construction basement collapsed today in South Delhi's Greater Kailash 2, police said. A senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service said a call was received at 12.10 pm about the collapse and three fire tenders were rushed to the spot.