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Kanpur building collapses, two dozen trapped

Officials said building apparently came down after a gas leak in chiller plant led to an explosion

IANS  |  Kanpur 

Kanpur, Building collapsed,

At least two dozen people are feared trapped after a cold storage building collapsed in district on Wednesday, police said.

The building at Shivrajpur was crowded when the tragedy occurred as many farmers were there to stock the potato harvest.

Officials said the building apparently came down after a gas leak in the chiller plant led to an explosion.

12 persons, including five farmers and seven cold storage staff, have been rescued from the rubble.

The cold storage owner, his son and many labourers and farmers are still trapped in the rubble.

After the building came crashing down, officials said there had been leakage of ammonia gas and masks have been requisitioned from city so that rescue operations can be taken up at the earliest.

First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 18:28 IST