Wed, 21 Aug 2019

SOLAN, Himachal Pradesh, India - As many as 14 people, including thirteen Army personnel were killed and 28 others injured after a building collapsed in Kumarhatti of Himachal Pradesh's Solan district in India on Sunday following heavy rainfall.

Bodies of seven more jawans were recovered from the site on Monday. As many as 13 jawans and a civilian died in the mishap.

Additional District Magistrate Solan Vivek Chandel said that one army personnel is still trapped under the debris and a rescue operation is underway.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visited the building collapse site on Monday and said it was a very "unfortunate" incident and has ordered an investigation into it.

Earlier Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Solan KC Chaman told ANI that seventeen jawans and 11 civilians had been rescued so far.

Chaman had said that debris is being uncovered and details of more casualties or people trapped under the debris can be known only after that.

"We can complete the rescue operation by afternoon today. We have given interim monetary relief to grievously injured, casualties and minor," the Deputy Commissioner had said Monday.

The building, located in Kumarhatti, collapsed on Sunday following heavy rain in the region. (ANI)

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