Solan Building Collapse: Death toll rises to 14 including 13 Army personnel & 1 civilian in Kumarhatti

By Rajan Nath -- July 15, 2019 1:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Solan Building Collapse, Himachal Pradesh: Death toll had risen to 14 which includes 13 Indian Army personnel and one civilian in a Kumarhatti building collapse, which took place on Sunday. Reportedly, one of the Army personnel is still trapped under debris. The rescue operation is still underway and around 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians have been rescued so far.

Meanwhile, Solan Deputy Commissioner KC Chaman spoke up on Kumarhatti building collapse in Solan on Monday morning. He said, "Around 17 Army personnel & 11 civilians have been rescued so far. 6 Army & 1 civilian casualties reported, 7 Army personnel are still feared trapped. Search & rescue operation to be completed by Monday afternoon."

Likewise, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur spoken up on the Solan Building collapse. He said, "The NDRF team from Panchkula have reached the spot and medical teams have also reached the spot. Rescue operations are underway. I hope within the next few hours rescue operations will conclude. Proper investigation will be done."

This is indeed saddening news as some areas while receiving rainfall is getting respite from the heat waves, while some places are wreaking havoc by the natural calamity. Likewise, Uttar Pradesh witnessed 133 building collapse in the state amid the heavy rainfall and thunderstorm.

-PTC News

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