Hyderabad: Workers and officials had a narrow escape when a building collapsed during the demolition drive near the busy NIMS Hospital in Punjagutta.

The incident occurred barely 24 hours after a worker lost his life and two others were injured when a dilapidated building collapsed at Karkhana in Secunderabad.

The fresh incident occurred when the civic authorities were busy demolishing the dilapidated and unsafe buildings in the area.

Sources said when the workers were razing the building, its front portion suddenly collapsed. Workers and officials overseeing the drive had a miraculous escape in the incident.

A bike parked near the building suffered damages in the incident. High tension electric wires passing through the area were also snapped.

Sources said workers were busy demolishing the rare portion of the building with machines when the front portion developed cracks. Within minutes the building collapsed.

Panic gripped the area after the incident. Police, fire, GHMC, and Disaster Response Teams immediately rushed to the spot and started clearing the debris which had blocked the road.

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