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Secunderabad hotel collapse: Death toll rises to 15

Press Trust of India
Jul 09, 2013 at 03:06pm IST

Hyderabad: With the recovery of two more bodies, the death toll in the collapse of a hotel building at Secunderabad has gone up to 15 while 12 others are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

Two more bodies have been retrieved since last night from the debris of the collapsed City Light Hotel and Bakery on Rashtrapati Road, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M T Krishna Babu said.

One person is said to be trapped under the debris and efforts were on to extricate him, he said.

Secunderabad hotel collapse: Death toll rises to 15

The roof 80-year-old hotel gave way around 6:30 am, resulting in the building collapse, officials said.

The roof of the nearly 80-year-old City Light Hotel and Bakery gave way around 6:30 am on Monday, resulting in the building collapse, officials said.

"The injured were shifted to state-run Gandhi Hospital, where five among them were discharged while doctors performed surgeries on four others," officials had said.

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