Building collapses in Shimla

Shimla : An old building collapsed in a crowded part of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh today , nobody was injured .

The building was located in the highly congested lower bazar area in downtown Shimla , it was owned by the waqf board and housed many people . Luckily no one was present when the collapse took place in the evening . A portion of the building is still standing precariously.

The multi storied building housed a few shops . Civic authorities had declared the building unsafe way back in 1988 when a portion of the building was damaged, but it isn’t clear why it hadn’t been cleared or demolished .

The lower bazar has many other old buildings belonging to the Raj era .

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: lkkapoor

    nobody should b blamed it is house holders who should b blamed as they r one who not vacating although knowing well there r many such in Shimla awaiting nd need strong adminstrative action only.

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