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Three storeyed building collapses in Palakkad; 11 injured, more feared to be trapped under debris
 
Palakkad: A three storeyed building in Palakkad district collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The building next to the Municipal bus stand had many stores including mobile repairing stores and a lodge. Eleven injured people were rescued from under the debris and have been rushed to nearby hospitals.



20 more people are feared trapped under the debris and rescue operations led by the district police and fire department officials are on progress. National disaster management team has also joined hands in the rescue operation.

Initial reports says that the first two floors of the building caved into the ground floor. Since it was lunch time too many people were not in the shops. According to the preliminary reports, the building was too old and the shifting of a pillar may have caused the collapse.

The large crowd gathered here is causing inconvinience to the rescue operations. However, the police put up barricades to ensure that people could not reach near the debris.


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