Death toll rises to 13 in the factory building in Jalandheron April 21, 2012 at 7:03 AM
13 people died in the factory building collapse in Jalandhar on Wednesday, there is three more bodies found in the dust. The saving team also taken out a person safely from the collapse building after 55 hours.
The joint saving operation launched by Army, police, volunteers of Dera Sacha Saudha and National Disaster Response Force continued for the third straight day on Wednesday. Dust from the upper portion of the collapsed structure was being cleared during the day-and-night operation.JCB machines, Hydra cranes, gas cutters apart from sniffer dogs were pressed into service to speed up the saving operation.
NDRF headquarters DIG JKS Rawat reached the spot on Wednesday to monitor the saving operation and guided the force about the strategy to be adopted for speedy saving efforts.
DIG JKS Rawat said, “We are now using life detectors, victim location cameras and other collapse structural search and rescue equipment to search for victims still trapped under the debris.”
The rescue team inserted below wire cameras in the building on Wednesday morning brought out 5-6 bodies from the dust.
“We never lose hope and many a times it has been noticed that victims survive even for four days”, Rawat said.
Medical experts said that there were very less chances of endurance of any victims since most were pinned in the basement where there was no proper breathing.
Rescue teams bored holes into the broke roof through which victim location cameras were sent in, but there was no signal of any person alive under the dust.
Better skillfulness between different saving teams and front of district administration senior officials was witnessed during the operation on Wednesday.