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WorldBuilding collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

11:35  15 july  2019
11:35  15 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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NEW DELHI (AP) — A government official says a three-story building has collapsed after monsoon rains in a hilly area of northern India , killing at He also said the rescuers were looking for 12 others still unaccounted for. Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon

NEW DELHI — A government official says a three-story building has collapsed after monsoon rains in a hilly area of northern India , killing at least two people and trapping a dozen others in the rubble. Jai Ram Thakur, top elected official of Himachal Pradesh state, says 23 people, including several soldiers

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains © Provided by The Associated Press Rescuers of India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) look for survivors after a three-story building collapsed in monsoon rains near the town of Solan, a hilly area 310 kilometers (195 miles) north of New Delhi, India, Monday, July 15, 2019. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. (AP Photo)

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers say 11 soldiers are among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India.

Gaurav Srivastav, an official from the National Disaster Response Force, or NDRF, says the rescuers are looking for two to three people still unaccounted after Sunday's collapse.

Fire official Raja Ram Bhagate says the dead included 11 army soldiers who were having a party in a ground floor restaurant in the building when it collapsed. One civilian also was killed.

Several soldiers were among the 31 people rescued after the collapse occurred in Solan, a town in Himachal Pradesh state.

More than 70 NDRF rescuers and 40 fire officers have been clearing the rubble, using earth movers, drillers and gas cutters.

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