Kanpur building collapse: FIR against SP leader Mehtaab Aalam

Kanpur: According to the information given by the police, FIR has been registered against the Samajwadi Party leader Mehtaab Aalam. The owner of the building Aalam is still on a run and has not been trapped til now.

On the other hand, the death toll in a building collapse rose to nine on Thursday and several people are reported to have been trapped under the debris.

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More than a dozen of people who have been admitted in hospitals are still in serious condition while several got discharged following the treatment yesterday.

Six-storey under-construction building collapsed yesterday and most of the victims were labourers and their families from Chhattisgarh.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Varanasi and Lucknow are working hard to provide speed to relief and rescue operations.