UP: 2 killed, 12 injured as water tank built in 2021 collapses in Mathura | Latest News India

Two people died and 12 others were seriously injured when a water tank collapsed in a residential area of ​​Mathura on Sunday, officials said. Rescue operation is going on.

A municipal corporation water tank collapsed in Mathura on Sunday due to heavy rain. (ANI Photo) (KKArora)

The incident took place around 6 pm at Krishna Vihar Colony, developed by Uttar Pradesh Awas Vikas Parishad.

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The death toll may rise as some people, including children, are buried under the debris of the 2.5 lakh liter tank. Officials said that some nearby houses were also damaged.

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District Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Singh said that the injured have been taken to the district hospital. Rescue operations are underway with teams from fire services, police, revenue, municipal and health departments. He added that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also been called.

Additional District Magistrate Yogendra Pandey confirmed the two deaths but did not provide details. He said that the work of removing debris is still going on in which many people are trapped.

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Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mathura, Kumar Pandey told ANI, “The incident took place in Krishna Vihar area where a 250kL tank collapsed due to heavy rain. They reached the spot and the rescue operation was started immediately. I immediately called the NDRF and SDRF teams. The injured people were still buried in the debris Searching to find anyone stranded is not missing but we are still looking to see if there are any other unknowns.”

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The tank was built by Jal Nigam in 2021.

The DM said that the water tank was completed in 2021, and the collapse would be investigated in just three years. Cost of tank constructed by Jal Nigam 6 crores under Gangajal Drinking Water Project.

Meanwhile, residents had to use boats for travel due to heavy water logging in UP's Moradabad district on Sunday. In Bholanath Colony, people were seen going to the flooded area in boats.

(Inputs from ANI, PTI)

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