Four killed in Meerut building collapse during demolition

Lucknow:At least four persons were killed and over half-a-dozen injured when a disputed building in Meerut collapsed during its demolition on Saturday, police said. Five persons were pulled out of the rubble and rescue and relief operations were underway, a district official said.  The three-storey building is located in the Cantonment area. It was under dispute and Cantonment Board officials had gone to demolish it. Local shopkeepers opposed the drive but by then one pillar of the building had been pulled down. Over a dozen persons standing inside the building were trapped under the rubble.  Cantonment Board officials and other staff members fled the scene as the building caved in.