Several people are feared trapped as an under-construction building collapsed in Nanakramguda area in Hyderabad on Thursday night. About 10 families, mostly labourers, were living in the premises of the building, according to Hyderabad Mayor B Rammohan. One person has been found dead, reports ANI reported. Two people including a child rescued from the collapsed building were shifted to a hospital.

Telangana Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy and several other leaders and officials rushed to the spot where rescue work is underway. Reddy said violation of rules has been noticed in the construction of the building.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner B Janardan Reddy said no body had been recovered so far. Efforts were on to remove the debris and the administrative machinery has been pressed into service, he said. “At this stage, it is difficult to say the cause of the collapse,” the Commissioner said.

The incident occurred in Nanakramguda, an information technology suburb under the limits of Cyberabad police commissionerate limits. “Rescue operations underway, still 10-12 people are feared trapped,” Baba Fasiuddin, Deputy Mayor said.

(With PTI & ANI inputs)