INDIA(Himachal Pradeshs) Solan Thirteen people, including Army personnel, were killed after a multi-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan, around 45 km from capital Shimla, on Sunday. Seventeen people – 12 civilians and five soldiers – have been rescued from the debris till now.
Those rescued from the debris have been taken to local hospitals. A woman, who was the wife of the restaurant owner and two army personnel, who were pulled out from the rubble, Two teams of National Disaster Response Force or NDRF reached the site of the accident to carry out rescue operations. A third team has also been dispatched to help with the operations. Rescue operations continued through the night, according to the police. Orders have been given to investigate the cause of the collapse.
As per information received till now, the building structure was not as per specifications.” The building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed because of heavy rain in the area. A case of negligence has been registered against the restaurant owner under the Indian Penal Code.The army personnel and their family members were on their way to Uttarakhand and had stopped at the restaurant for lunch. The entire stretch from Parwanoo to Solan has become a permanent landslide zone.