Three persons, including two children were killed after an under-construction building collapsed in Kadiri town of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday due to heavy rains. 12 people were rescued by police and fire fighting personnel.
The under construction building fell on two adjoining houses, leaving 15 people trapped under the rubble. An elderly woman and two children were found dead beneath the rubble
Rescue workers pulled out bodies of a woman and two children.
Rescue workers from the municipality, police, fire services and other departments were trying to remove the debris and rescue the trapped persons. Officials believe that heavy rains lashing the region since Friday damaged the under construction structure leading to the tragedy.
Additional Superintendent of Police Ramakrishna Prasad and Revenue Divisional Officer Venkat Reddy were supervising rescue and relief operations.