About dozen people feared dead in Ludhiana factory building collapse after fire

About dozen people feared dead in Ludhiana factory building collapse after fire

The incident took place at Mushtaq Nagar in the industrial city of Ludhiana, some 100 km from the Punjab capital of Chandigarh. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the state disaster relief force are at the spot.

Fire was seen billowing from the building just before it fell.

"Eight to ten people are suspected to be trapped at the site of fire and building collapse", said Commissioner of Police (Ludhiana).

The fire officers trapped are Rajinder Sharma, Raj Kumar and Sumohan Gill and the MC official is Laxman Dravid, reads the media reports. "18 people are estimated to be trapped", ADCP Rattan Brar said.

"The exact situation will be known when the situation improves and some debris is cleared". "Shocked and saddened at the Ludhiana factory collapse".

Meanwhile, three bodies were extracted and two injured persons were rushed to a hospital.

He said: "I am not able to find my father, Inderpal Singh".

"He had come to find his friend after the building collapsed".

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