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Jul 15, 2009 at 02:21pm IST

House collapse in Ahmedabad kills two

Ahmedabad: An old residential building has collapsed in Ahmedabad, with many still trapped under the debris.

Following heavy rains in the city, a portion of the building called Firoz Manzil, in the Jamalpur area of Ahmedabad caved in on Wednesday morning.

Fire brigade personnel were called in to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble. They also removed the dead bodies from under the debris.

DEATH TRAP: Fire personnel and neighbours are engaged in rescue and clearance efforts.

Neighbours say it was an old building which had developed cracks in the past few months. Incessant rains finally made its section cave in, which made the entire structure collapse.