The car had crashed into a weight-bearing pillar of the structure, according to Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Dubey. Eight were brought dead and the others were rushed to the MY Hospital , divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said. Many people were feared trapped under the debris. According to local reports, about 20 people were in the hotel at that time and most of the victims were staff and guests. Police said there were chances that the death toll might increase as the area near the building had several restaurants and eateries and are normally crowded in the evenings.
Rescue after building collapse
Panic spread in the area. Police arrived within 20 minutes and cordoned off the square where roads from the bus-stand and railway station converged. Rescue operations are underway. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced Rs 2,00,000 compensation for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the incident. Expressing his grief over the accident, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tweeted: “We are monitoring the rescue effort. I pray that everyone survives and those wounded recover soon.” Many students were staying at the hotel.