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.

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.

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