Two killed, three injured as water tank collapses in Guj

Ahmedabad: Two persons were killed and three others sustained injuries when a water tank atop a three-storey building here collapsed today, police said.

The tank, having a capacity of 5,000 litres and installed on a cement foundation on top of the building in Shastrinagar locality here, came crashing to the ground after collapsing, Naranpura police inspector K A Makwana said.

“Two persons were killed and three others injured in the accident. All three floors of the building suffered damages in the mishap,” Makwana said.

The deceased were identified as Vinod Vyas (62) and Akanksha Khatri (17), he said.

The injured persons were undergoing treatment at a government hospital, the police officer said.

According to police, the building was constructed by the Gujarat Housing Board around three decades ago.