3 dead, 6 injured in Vizag building collapse

Vishakapattinam: At least three persons, including two children were killed and six people were injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Ramajogi Peta near the Collectorate in Visakhapatnam in the early.

Girl Saketi Anjali (15) died on the spot after getting trapped under the debris of the building. Two bodies were recovered from the debris. The bodies were shifted to King George Hospital.

Six people were rescued from the debris and taken to KGH Hospital.

Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Ch. Srikanth told ANI, “An incident of house collapse was reported last midnight. Police rescued 6 people while 3 succumbed, which includes 2 children. Prima-facie evidence shows that the neighbour had dug up the adjacent land for the foundation, due to which this house’s foundation got weak. Even yesterday, he was getting a borewell dug in the adjacent land. A case has been registered and a & probe is underway”.