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Commercial complex collapses in Ahmedabad; 1 dead, 2 rescued

A two-storey commercial complex collapsed here in the early hours of Friday, killing one person on the spot, while two others were rescued, said officials.

Prem Complex, a decades-old building having around 10 shops and located in the Kubernagar area of Ahmedabad city, came crashing down around 1 am, said fire officer Jayesh Khadia of Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Service.

On being alerted about the collapse, Khadia and his team rushed to the spot and started a search and rescue operation which lasted for over six overs and ended around 7.30 am.

“We managed to pull out two people alive from the debris. However, a third person died and we could only recover his dead body,” Khadia said.

Besides them, no one else was found under the debris, he said after completion of the rescue operation.