Nagpur. Five people were killed and two others were seriously injured when a dilapidated two-story building collapsed in Maharashtra's Amravati city on Sunday. The officer said that the incident happened around 2 pm.
Amravati Police Commissioner Dr. Aarti Singh said, "The building located in the Prabhat Chowk area of the city collapsed, killing five people and injuring two others." After the building collapsed, the bodies of the people buried under the rubble were pulled out by the rescue team. But the rescue work is still on, District Collector Pavneet Kaur said, adding that the incident will be probed and strict action will be taken against those responsible. A municipal official said the Amravati Municipal Corporation (AMC) had issued a notice to demolish the building in July this year as it had become old and dilapidated.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted about the building collapse and said that the Divisional Commissioner has been ordered to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the incident. Condoling the incident, Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government would provide Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the families of the deceased.