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Greater Noida buildings collapse: Four of family who had moved into new flat on Saturday dead

But the happiness of moving into a new house was short-lived as fate had other plans for the family.

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Greater Noida buildings collapse: Four of family who had moved into new flat on Saturday dead
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A family of five including a one-year-old child had moved into an apartment in one of the two buildings that collapsed, only on Saturday. But the happiness of moving into a new house was short-lived as fate had other plans for the family.

According to the Ram Trivedi, an operations manager at a Noida company, his mother Ram Kumari, brother Shiv Trivedi, wife Priyanka and one-year-old daughter Pankhuri were trapped inside the debris. Ram was away at the time of the mishap. By the time of going to print, the administration confirmed that they had recovered all the four bodies.

Ram Trivedi said that his family had moved into the apartment from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Trivedi had completed the formalities for acquiring the apartment in April. His relatives and friends had attended the housewarming ceremony.

"We had purchased the flat in April on the fourth-floor of the newly constructed building for Rs 22 lakh. I got to know about the incident when I saw our neighbours on the TV. I immediately rushed to the spot and got to know that all my family members including my daughter are struck under the debris," said Trivedi.

While one of Shiv's friend Neha said that I had asked Shiv to wait till others move into the building. But he said there was no problem as the structure was strong and approved by the concerned authorities.

"The family was very happy to move into their new flat. However, no official is coming forward to keep own up the blame for the deaths," said Neha.

Another woman also claimed that her husband, who worked as a labourer on the site, was struck under the debris. However, he is yet to be traced.

The locals are now living in the constant fear of living in illegally constructed structures and that they might meet the same fate as Trivedi's.

The necessary equipment for continuing the mission during the night has also been provided to the rescue team and they are hoping to complete the operation by Thursday. Rescue dogs, two hydraulic cranes and six bulldozers have been pressed into service to rescue the people trapped inside the debris.

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