Tuesday , January 22 2019

2 rescued, 11 killed in Hyderabad building collapse; proprietor absconding

NDRF said as this was a case of ‘pancake downfall’, where floors progressively collapsed; there was no chance of stayers.



Hyderabad: Two people were rescued on Friday in a continuing process 22 hours when a multi-storey building collapsed at Nanakramguda late on Thursday. Six more people, including a three-year-old child, are believed trapped under the wreckage.

The bodies of 11 people were brought out of the debris by National Ruin Response Force workforces. NDRF officials said since this was an incident of “pancake downfall”, where the flat suddenly collapsed, there was no chance of finding stayers. Owner Satyanarayana Singh is escaping and is assumed to be in Kerala. His son Anil Singh is in police control.

“In the preliminary enquiry we found deep diggings lead for another under-construction projects ahead this misshapen building. A part of this building’s foundation had conceded into that area and a retaining wall is not noticeable. That would be one purpose for this mishap. Fault in plan, absence of quality building constituents and negligence of the builder are also causes,” said Cyberabad commissioner of police Sandeep Shandilya.

JNTU grasps poor quality material

Cyberabad police commissioner Sandeep Shandilya said these are there early discoveries and a team of experts would pinpoint the exact reason. “At the instant, our importance is the rescue act. The investigation against builder is taking place in alike,” he said. He supposed that multiple police squads were looking for Satyarayana Singh.

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“There should be a strong retaining wall and gap among two buildings. We are probing if this project had followed the instructions,” he said, rising to the Sumadhura Constructions building.

Some of those inside the constructing could be workers from adjacent sites, police said. Mr K.T. Rama Rao announced an ex gratia sum of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of dead children. Injured persons will be paid Rs 1 lakh, and treatment expenses. The government has arranged for the bodies of the dead go with by their family members to be transported to their native places.

The initial report of the investigation by JNTU experts said very poor quality of material, gross damage and structural standards led to the collapse. JNTU civil engineering rector Dr N.V. Ramana Rao said, “We are reviewing the part of the construction being taken up behind the building.”

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