Probe ordered into Faridabad building collapse

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 14:40 hrs

Faridabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the collapse of an under-construction school building here in which the death toll rose to six Wednesday, an official said.

So far, six people have been found dead and 10 other injured recovered from the rubble of the building that collapsed Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Balraj Singh Wednesday ordered the magistrate inquiry in the incident.

Dozens of labourers were still feared trapped under the debris, an official said.

The three-storey under-construction building of Modern DPS School in Greater Faridabad built by SRS group in sector 88, suddenly collapsed at around 12.30 p.m. Tuesday. All the six dead were working in the building.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajni Yadav, who is also secretary of District Legal Service Authority and Disaster Management Committee visited the site Wednesday and assured free legal help to the families of the victims.

"No one knows how many people are trapped under the debris. It will take more time to complete the relief and rescue work," Bijender Kumar, a district spokesperson said.

The academic classes (2013-14) were supposed to begin in the school building in the coming months.

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