Fire service personnel along with police rushed to the spot and rescued the two women who were stuck in the debris.

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news News Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 09:08

Two women were rescued after half a building collapsed in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The incident occurred on Friday and the building was reported to be 32 years old.

The rescued women were identified as Chowdamma (55) and K Parvathi (56).

The incident took place in the afternoon and nearly five workers were in the kitchen when they realised that the place was collapsing. Some workers staying in the first floor of the building jumped out as soon as they noticed the falling roof.

Fire service personnel along with police rushed to the spot and rescued the two women who were stuck in the debris.

They were rushed to RIMS hospital at Kadapa and reported to be out of danger. They were said to have suffered injuries due to the mishap.

According to reports, the two-storied building was leased by Nagendra, a native of Udipi in Karnataka who runs a hotel in the building. He reportedly took the building on lease in 1984, but continued running the hotel without renovating the old building.  

"The incident happened because the building was very old and also exposed regularly to heat,” officials told Deccan Chronicle.

A similar incident took place in Hyderabad on Thursday night after a seven-storey under-construction building collapsed near the Gachibowli area.

Rekha, a construction worker from Chhattisgarh and her three-year-old son Deepak, were rescued alive from the debris and were rushed to a nearby hospital. Authorities have said that the chances of rescuing any more people alive, was very slim. Six bodies were recovered from the debris on Friday.

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