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2 dead, 14 trapped in Himachal Pradesh building collapse

The building that collapsed in Kumarhatti was a 'Dhaba'. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 14, 2019, 07.35 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

At least two died in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district after a guest house building collapsed due to heavy rains on Sunday.

Around 14 people are feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed building.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, ''As per latest information, 23 people have been rescued successfully while 2 people died including an Army jawan. All injured were immediately shifted to nearby hospitals.''

''The NDRF team from Panchkula have reached the spot and medical teams have also reached the spot. Rescue operations is underway. I hope within next few hours rescue operations will conclude. Proper investigation will be done, chief minister further added.

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The rescue operation is underway.

So far 18 security personnel and five civilians have been rescued.

The building that collapsed in Kumarhatti was a 'Dhaba'.

The incident took place at around 4 pm.