House collapses in North Kolkata following heavy rainfall, all rescued – India Today

Kolkata News

A two-storey house located on Ahiritola street in North Kolkata collapsed around 7.45 am on Wednesday, following incessant rainfall in the city. All those trapped inside the building were rescued after teams of police and fire brigade officials carried out a rescue operation.

A team of police, led by the officer in-charge of Jorabagan police station, rushed to the spot after receiving the information about the house collapse. The Kolkata Police Disaster Management Group, fire brigade and electricity connection provider CESC also reached the spot following the incident.

Three people were rescued from the first floor of the house, while two women and a child remained trapped on the top floor of the building. Additional forces were sent by the Disaster Management Group to rescue them.

After carrying out the rescue operation for an hour-and-a-half, all the members were rescued from inside the building and those injured were admitted to RG Kar Hospital.

The municipal administration is investigating the cause of the house collapse.

Kolkata has been witnessing heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Gulab.

(With inputs from Rajesh Saha, Kolkata)