Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
At least seven persons were killed and many were trapped when two three-storey building collapsed in Atlandara area of Vadodara city early today morning.
"Rescue and relief operations are in full swing. But it was difficult to tell the exact number of people dead or trapped in the incident. About 14 families were staying in the building.
Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have arrived to assist the fire brigade in the rescue work. Built for the economically weaker sections by the Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA), the buildings were in dilapidated conditions and locals blamed the poor construction and no maintenance by the authorities.
"We had drawn the attention of authorities like VUDA about the buildings but they paid no heed and now both buildings collapsed as we had feared," local residents told local channels.
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