10 killed‚ 15 injured as building collapses in India


SECUNDERABAD: At least 10 persons were killed and 15 others injured when a two-storey hotel collapsed in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad on Monday, a local police official said.

“Ten people have died and 15 more have been injured when the City Light Hotel collapsed early this morning,” local police official B. Surender said.

Surender said nearly 25 people were working at the hotel on a busy road in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh state when one of the kitchen walls gave way, burying staff under the debris.

“Five of the workers have been admitted to hospital with serious injuries. We are still working to clear the rubble and find the remaining people,” he said.

It was unclear how many people were still trapped.

“The building was very old and the walls showed cracks, according to people working nearby,” he added.

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