At least ten die as vehicle brings down building in India

Hugh Fox
April 2, 2018

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the slain victims and Rs 50,000 each for those injured. Two persons, who were injured in the incident, are being treated at the government MY Hospital.

"Many people are feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed hotel".

The building had a lodge cum restaurant called MS Hotel and several other shops.

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Soon after the collision, the building collapsed.

The four storeyed-building here in Sarwate area collapsed around 9:20 p.m., following which a large number of police personnel were deployed for rescue operations.

It is suspected that around 9.17 pm, a speeding vehicle hit the hotel leading to its collapse. The incident took place near Sarvate Bus Stand around 10 on Saturday night.

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Senior officials and public representatives, including mayor Malini Gaur, BJP MLA Usha Thakur, divisional commissioner Sanjay Dube, the district collector Nishant Warwade, the DIG Harinarayan Chari Mishra and municipal commissioner Manish Singh visited the spot, reported the Quint.

However, it was not yet clear as to how many people were present in the hotel at the time of the mishap, he said.

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