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Feb 15, 2015

07:26:26 GMT--Technological Disaster - Asia - India



EDIS Number: AC-20150215-47003-IND

Date / time: 15/02/2015 07:25:13 [UTC]

Event: Technological Disaster

Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: Uttar Prades

Location: Mughalsarai [Chandauli District]

Number of Deads: 12 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate



Description:



Twelve people of a family died in Mughalsarai in Chandauli district on Sunday morning when a newly constructed two-storey house collapsed, reportedly because of a fault in its construction. The incident took place in Dulhaipur village early on Sunday, about 30km from Varanasi. At the time of incident, 14 people were in the house. Two people pulled out alive from under the debris were said to be in a serious state. Local villagers were the first to come the rescue of those trapped. There was no pillar in the two-storey house and the entire construction work was not up to standard, an eyewitness claimed. The building contractor was said to be on the run after the house collapse.




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