Collapsed Building in India

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Crumpled Building in Northern India Kills 3 Firemen

At least 3 firemen were killed and six persons injured when a three-storey building collapsed in Jammu city when fire department personnel were in.

The building in Golepulli area, housing a saw mill on the ground floor, collapsed during the fire fighting operation, trapping several people.

The collapse took place while firefighters were inside dousing a fire that had broken out.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), also joined the ongoing rescue operation.

Building collapse in India are common, often as a result of heavy rain and the use of poor building materials and substandard maintenance practices.

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Timothy Omondi