According to authorities, at least five members of a family perished after a house fell in the Anand Naga neighborhood of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow on Saturday. According to the police, the event occurred in a Railway colony within the jurisdiction of the Alambagh police station in Lucknow.
“We got the information that five people were injured in the house collapse that occurred in the railway colony of the Anand Nagar area under the Alambagh police station area in Lucknow. Later, they were taken to a hospital where they were declared dead by the doctors”, said Upendra Kumar Aggarwal, Joint DCP, Law and Order, Lucknow.
“The incident took place this morning. The house belonged to a former railway employee who was living with her family”, added the Joint DCP.
Speaking further, the joint DCP stated that the colony had been abandoned by the Railways Department and that the residence had been served with a notice to evacuate. However, the causes of the collapse have yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the Lucknow District Magistrate arrived on the scene and assessed the situation.
“The incident is saddening. There were five people belonging to a family who were sleeping in the house located in the Railways Colony. Suddenly, the house collapsed and they died. The officials are present at the spot. We are discussing this with the Railways officials and inspecting the nearby houses too”, said Surpal Gangwar, District Magistrate (DM), Lucknow.
“CM Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the situation and asked the officials to reach the spot and provide all possible help to the locals. Along with this, we are giving notice to the locals to vacate all the damaged houses in the colony”, DM Gangwar added.
Further details are awaited.