Hotel building collapse kills ten people at Indore, leaves six injured
New Delhi, April 01: Ten persons were killed and six injured when a hotel building at Indore, about 195 km from Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh,
collapsed after a car hit its facade on Saturday night, according to media reports.
The rescue operation at the mishap site was on.
Media reports said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Rs 2,00,000 compensation for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the hotel building collapse incident.
The reports said Indore collector Nishant Warwade ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
Soon after the collapse of MS Hotel building, police, locals and passersby started rummaging through the debris at about 11.30 pm, desperately looking for survivors. Ten persons were pulled out after heavy machinery was deployed.
Eight were brought dead and others were rushed to the MY Hospital, divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said.
Expressing concern over the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tweeted: “We are monitoring the rescue effort. I pray that everyone survives and those wounded recover soon.”
Media reports said the MS Hotel stood for decades near Sarwate bus stand. Dubey said the car crashed into a weight-bearing pillar of the hotel after which the building collapsed. People in the nearby could not understand what happened in the blink of an eye.
Panic gripped the entire area after the incident. Hundreds of locals rushed to help.