Narsinghpur, central India

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Hindustan Times

A woman was pulled from a collapsed building after a three-hour rescue operation in the Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh in central India on August 21, 2016.

Sangita Jain, 48, was trapped when her hand became wedged under a block of fallen concrete, and was admitted to a district hospital in Narsinghpur for minor surgery after eventually being pulled free.[1]

Four further residents managed to evacuate the 75 year-old building without injury. One, Sharad Jain, the building's owner, stated that, “For the last three days, the family had been sensing vibrations in the walls of the building. This morning, the entire structure shook."[2]

The three storey residential building may have been weakened by heavy rain, which had caused havoc and claimed 15 lives across the district in the two days leading up to the collapse.[3]


  1. "Building collapses in Narsinghpur district," Hindustan Times, Aug 22, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. Ibid.
  3. "Woman injured in building collapse in MP, rains subside," Oneindia, August 21, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.