2 Killed As Dilapidated Building Collapses In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: Two persons were buried alive after an old building collapsed in Chilkalguda area here, civic officials said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at around 11 PM yesterday when a part of the two-storied building in “dilapidated” condition collapsed, resulting in the death of Akbar and Wajid, both in their 40s, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials and eye witnesses said.

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Telangana Excise Minister T Padma Rao, who visited the spot, said in view of rains lashing the city for the past couple of days, this old building collapsed.

An eye witnesses said the incident occurred while Akbar, who runs a meat centre on the ground floor of the building, was closing the shop, resulting in on the spot death of Akbar and Wajid, who works at the shop.

A GHMC official said they had identified as many as 16 old buildings in Secunderabad alone that were in dilapidated condition and initiated measures to demolish them. A case in this connection was registered by the Chilkalguda Police.