Nine die in hotel collapse in central India


NEW DELHI, APR 01 (DNA) –  Nine people died when a four-storey hotel collapsed late Saturday in Indore, a city in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh. Ten people were rescued and rushed to hospitals, while more people were feared trapped under the debris of the hotel, the report said. The identities of the deceased are not yet known.

“Many people are feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed hotel. Rescue operation is on. I cannot say right now exactly how many people are trapped under the debris,” Indore municipal corporation mayor Malini Gaur was quoted as saying.

Fire tenders and state disaster management rapid action force have been deployed in the rescue operation.

Local police said the cause of the mishap was yet to be ascertained.