Ahmedabad, August 12: Three people died and one was injured when a 25-year-old overhead water tank collapsed in Bopal area of Gujarat's Ahmedabad district. This incident could have turned tragic as there was a school near the spot. But luckily children were not present. The water tank in a dilapidated condition collapsed near Tejas School on Monday afternoon. Gujarat: Compound Wall Collapses After Heavy Rains in Morbi, Eight Killed.
Reacting to the episode, Ahmedabad collector said, "The water tank was 25 years old and in a dilapidated condition. Inquiry underway, action will be taken as per the report." He also confirmed that three people were killed and one is being hospitalised. Gujarat: 4 Dead, Several Feared Trapped After 3-Storey Building Collapses in Pragatinagar.
Tweet by ANI:
Vikrant Pandey, Ahmedabad Collector on the collapse of a water tank in Bopal area: Three people have died in the incident and one is being treated. The water tank was 25 years old and in a dilapidated condition. Inquiry underway, action will be taken as per the report. pic.twitter.com/38e4vbrHIn
— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
Seven five brigade vehicles were engaged in rescue and relief work. According to reports, there was anger among the locals who said that the petition for removing the overhead tank was given to the administration but they didn't respond to it.