In a very heart-breaking incident, 37-year-old Amrut Lal, who lived in the same building that collapsed in Thane early on Tuesday morning, rescued five people out of the debris, but could not save his own elder daughter, reports Indian Express
Amrut Lal, who ran a tea stall, lost his elder daughter Priya (12) when the three-storey building, which had five families living in it, collapsed on Tuesday. He said:
“My daughter Priya sleeps with me. But yesterday she slept with her mother, Asha. I was fast asleep when the building collapsed. Three of my staff Shankar Meena, Mohan Meena and Ramesh Meena screamed and I rushed to them. Somehow, I managed to save them and rushed to my wife and daughter. I tried to pull my wife and managed to rescue her from the debris.”
“But as I rushed for Priya and tried to pull her hand, some portion of the building fell on my head and I missed her hand. The rescue team came and rescued me from the debris but by that time, I had lost Priya. I was later told that Priya is no more.”
Amrut is currently being treated at the Civil Hospital for head injuries while his wife is in shock. At least 11 people have been killed in the accident and seven others admitted to hospital.