UTTAR PRADESH: 13 people were killed and two others injured when a house on which construction work was going on collapsed in Dulhipur locality in Mughalsarai area in Uttar Pradesh, police said today.
Three people escaped unhurt when the partially built first floor crashed down in the town of Mughalsarai, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Uttar Pradesh’s state capital of Lucknow.
“People were buried alive” when the building came down, police Superintendent Chandauli Muniraj said. Two people were taken to a hospital, but one died, raising the death toll to 13.
A compensation of Rs. 30,000 will be given to the family members of the deceased, District Magistrate NK Singh said.
Building collapses are common in India, where high housing demand and lax regulations have encouraged some builders to cut corners or use substandard materials