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Gujarat tragedy : 15 injured, several feared trapped as 6-storey building collapses in Surat

The incident unfolded in Surat's Sachin Pali village amid incessant and torrential rains

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 06th 2024 07:45 PM -- Updated: July 06th 2024 07:57 PM
Gujarat tragedy : 15 injured, several feared trapped as 6-storey building collapses in Surat

Gujarat tragedy : 15 injured, several feared trapped as 6-storey building collapses in Surat

Gujarat tragedy : In a tragic and dreadful incident, 15 people have been injured and several feared trapped after a six-storey building collapses in Surat. 

The incident unfolded in Surat's Sachin Pali village amid incessant and torrential rains. 


Police and fire department teams are present at the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

Police Commissioner, Surat Anupam Singh Gehlot said that a woman was successfully rescued who was trapped under the debris.

Anupam Singh Gehlot said, "Today around 3 pm, a six-storey building collapsed in the Sachin area. Many people who were living in that building got trapped inside. Police and fire brigade reached the spot immediately. A woman was successfully rescued who was trapped under the debris. Among the 30 flats inside the building, 4-5 flats were occupied and the rest were empty. Many were at work and those people who were sleeping after nightshift got trapped. NDRF and SDRF all are working. The estimation is that 5-6 people are still trapped under the debris."

Surat Collector Dr Sourabh Pardhi said that the fire team, NDRF and Police are carrying on the rescue operation.

Dr Sourabh Pardhi said, "A six-storey building collapsed and 4-5 people are feared trapped inside. One woman has been rescued and admitted to hospital. The fire team, NDRF and Police are on the job. We are trying to rescue the rest of the people as soon as possible.

- With inputs from agencies

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