Chandigarh: A four-storey hotel collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district that took lives of six army personal among 8 others and 25 people were injured on Sunday. The building was located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road and housed a restaurant and a hotel. It collapsed after heavy showers on Sunday.
According to television reports, the Army officials from nearby Dagshai cantonment had gone for lunch at the restaurant when the unfortunate incident happened. “The bodies of six army men and a civilian have been extricated so far from the debris,” Solan Superintendent of Police Madhusudan Sharma said.
The initial rescue operation was launched by the Indian Army, CRPF and local police. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams including one each from Haryana’s Panchkula and Shimla’s Sunni reached the incident site on Sunday night to carry out the rescue work. The third NDRF team from Panchkula reached Solan on Morning to join the rescue operation.