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Three Dead, Four Injured in Jharkhand Building Collapse; Rescue Operations Ongoing

Early Sunday morning in Jharkhand’s Deoghar, a tragic building collapse claimed the lives of three individuals and left four others injured. The incident occurred near the Baidyanath Dham temple when a three-storey building crumbled, trapping several people beneath the debris. District Magistrate Vishal Sagar reported that six to seven people were feared to be trapped. Rescue teams swiftly responded, with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), local fire, and health departments spearheading the efforts. Despite their prompt action, two of the four individuals initially pulled from the wreckage succumbed to their injuries at Deoghar Sadar Hospital, while the other two continue to receive medical treatment.

The collapse prompted an extensive rescue operation, ongoing for over eight hours. Deputy Commissioner of Deoghar highlighted the coordinated efforts of various agencies via a tweet, noting the deployment of the NDRF, Health Department, magistrates, ambulance teams, fire brigade, and police. The victims who perished were identified as Sunil Yadav, 30, and Manish Dutt Dwari, 50.

Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, Deoghar Superintendent of Police, and Deoghar Deputy Commissioner are on-site, overseeing the relief and rescue operations. MP Dubey provided further details, stating that the collapse occurred around 6 a.m. on Bambam Jha Path and that Union Home Minister Amit Shah promptly dispatched a rescue team. Dubey, alongside senior BJP leaders and local residents, has been actively involved in the rescue efforts since the incident occurred. Thus far, local residents have rescued three individuals, and the NDRF has rescued one woman. Additionally, Deoghar AIIMS has arranged for the necessary treatment facilities for the injured, ensuring they receive immediate and adequate care.

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