Kolkata: This is the second instance of loss of life in poorly maintained buildings in the city in 11 days. A 17-year old girl, Pooja Gupta, died when a part of a roof of a single-storeyed building collapsed near Tala in north Kolkata around 2 am on Saturday.
Despite being declared unsafe in 2001, several people were living in it.The house near Tala post office where the tragedy took place on Saturday, was and old one and poorly maintained. It is located Kolkata and was within the Kolkata Municipal Corporation area.
On September 5, three of a family were killed when parts of a three-storeyed building, declared dangerous by civic authorities, collapsed in a densely-populated area near Nimtolla in north Kolkata.
The loud thud brought neighbours rushing to the spot. They found the girl critically injured and took her to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared her ‘brought dead’.
On July 25, a portion of an almost 100-year-old building collapsed in the city killing two people. That building, too, was declared hazardous by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.