Central Kolkata Building Collapse: 2 Killed, Rescue Opp On


Kolkata: A portion of an old building collapsed in Taltala, the central area of Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon and some people are feared trapped under it.

Reports suggest that many people are feared trapped under the rubble. No one was injured till last reports were received, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

A portion of the almost century-old building at 10 Mirror Street under Taltala police station limits collapsed at around 12.45 pm, the police officer said.

“Luckily nobody was hurt as some inmates managed to rush outside,” he said. “We fear that a few are still stuck inside,” the officer said.

Two fire engines and a huge team from the fire department along with personnel from Disaster Management units and police personnel from the local police station were conducting the search, the officer said.

The Kolkata building collapse incident comes to light just a few hours after a residential building had collapsed in Mumbai killing 3 and leaving over 30 trapped.