Ten people have died after a car crashed into a dilapidated building in central India and brought down the near century-old structure, burying them beneath rubble, police said Sunday.
The freak accident in Indore on Saturday evening is the latest building disaster in a country infamous for poor construction and safety standards.
The driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a pillar holding up the near 100-year old structure, said police deputy inspector general Harinarayanchari Mishra.
‘The impact was such that the entire building collapsed,’ he said.
‘Rescue workers pulled out 12 people from the rubble, 10 of them were already dead. The other two are being treated in hospital.’
Images from the scene showed battered and bloodied corpses being pulled from twisted piles of brick and concrete. The rubble was being cleared with cranes and industrial equipment.
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